In case you were not able to wish on the shooting stars of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked Friday night, or if your view was hampered by the full moon, check out some of these photos:
The Perseid meteor shower occurs each August and is usually the brightest of the meteor showers each year. It results from the Earth passing through debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. According to the International Meteor Organization, as reported by International Business Times, this year's shower resulted in an average of 25 meteors per hour.
Below, you can actually "hear" the meteor show. The U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas captured echoes of the falling debris:
Some people even captured the shower on film:
According to Space, the meteor shower gets its name from its origin at the constellation Perseus. Watch this video about the Perseid meteor shower that peaked on August 12: