I would like to say we consider ourselves children of the stars. That said, finding a desolate location to just lie down and stare up at the sky is always a good idea. Today we should all take advantage of what the skies are offering us and pull up a blanket (or chair) underneath the night sky and enjoy.
The 'most famous' of the meteor showers, Perseids is an annual phenomenon that occurs between mid-July and early August when Earth passes through the remains of comet 'Swift-Tuttle', the greatest activity occurring in the second week of August.
Every 133 years the huge comet swings through the inner solar system and ejects a trail of dust and gravel along its orbit. When Earth passes through the debris, specks of comet-stuff hit the atmosphere at 140,000 mph and disintegrate in flashes of light.