Step outside after midnight and you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the 2011 Perseid Meteor Shower, as “a full moon will brighten the sky on Friday night and Saturday morning, just as the shower peaks.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to watch an amazing time-lapse video from last year’s event.

“The best time to look is during the hours before dawn especially on Saturday morning, August 13th,” writes Tony Phillips, an astronomer who manages the Science News page at NASA’s website. “The full Moon will be relatively low, and the meteor rate should be peaking at that time.”

[via ABCNationalGeographic]