Close Perseid Meteor Shower lights up weekend sky The Perseid Meteor Shower started last night and if you missed it, you can try to catch it tonight. This is one of the summer's biggest and brightest celestial events, until the solar eclipse later this month. WBIR 7:19 AM. EDT August 12, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories Continued very warm temps and humid the next few days Dec 10, 2015, 10:15 a.m. Professor: Fort Sanders Confederate monument honors… Aug 16, 2017, 11:52 p.m. Touchdowns and Tantrums: Kris Budden opens up about… Aug 17, 2017, 7:13 a.m.