August 11, 2016
Max Thalmann (1890-1944), Figure and Shooting Stars, c.1920, woodcut, 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Milton D. Heifetz, 1970.
Each year between mid-July and mid-August, the Perseids meteor shower is visible to Earth, usually peaking in mid-August. This year, the peak of the meteor shower, when most meteors will be visible is during the night of August 11-August 12.