A couple take part in a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine's Day in Kunming, Yunnan province of China (ChinaFotoPress)

International POW: 5 – 11 August

Will you be tonight and tomorrow night at home? Don’t stay inside, go out, turn your head up to the skies, and watch the marvelous show in the sky.

The event known as the annual Perseid peaks on Aug. 12 and 13, when there will be between 50 and 100 meteors PER HOUR streaking across the night sky.

For those unable to get outside, NASA will be live streaming the event complete with expert commentary.

Palestinian medics prepare the lifeless body of Ibrahim al-Dawawsa, 12, who was killed in an Israeli air strike, in the morgue of the Shifa hospital, before his funeral in Gaza City. (Hatem Moussa / AP)

Palestinian medics prepare the lifeless body of Ibrahim al-Dawawsa, 12, who was killed in an Israeli air strike, in the morgue of the Shifa hospital, before his funeral in Gaza City. (Hatem Moussa / AP)

Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken / EPA)

Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken / EPA)

Palestinian women walk past a mosque and water tower damaged by what police said were Israeli airstrikes and shelling in Khuzaa, in the southern Gaza Strip. (Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

Palestinian women walk past a mosque and water tower damaged by what police said were Israeli airstrikes and shelling in Khuzaa, in the southern Gaza Strip. (Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters)

An injured girl cries in the corridor of the Ludian hospital in Zhaotong, China. Sunday's 6.1-magnitude quake that struck in a mountainous part of Yunnan province left 589 dead as of Wednesday, and brought forth a massive effort to clear roads and enter isolated mountain communities where people were still feared to be trapped in collapsed homes. (AFP - Getty Images)

An injured girl cries in the corridor of the Ludian hospital in Zhaotong, China. Sunday’s 6.1-magnitude quake that struck in a mountainous part of Yunnan province left 589 dead as of Wednesday, and brought forth a massive effort to clear roads and enter isolated mountain communities where people were still feared to be trapped in collapsed homes. (AFP – Getty Images)

A tank drives through a water obstacle on the course of the Tank Biathlon world championship in Alabino outside Moscow. (Maxim Shemetov / Reuters)

A tank drives through a water obstacle on the course of the Tank Biathlon world championship in Alabino outside Moscow. (Maxim Shemetov / Reuters)

Iraqi civilians gather the morning after a string of car bombs tore through busy shopping streets in several neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. At least 50 people were killed as the army announced that one of its airstrikes had killed tens of militants in the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Kadim / AP)

Iraqi civilians gather the morning after a string of car bombs tore through busy shopping streets in several neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. At least 50 people were killed as the army announced that one of its airstrikes had killed tens of militants in the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Kadim / AP)

Hot air balloons over north Somerset following a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, UK, which is Europe's largest ballooning event. (Birchall Ben / PA Photos - ABACA)

Hot air balloons over north Somerset following a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, UK, which is Europe’s largest ballooning event. (Birchall Ben / PA – ABACA)

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev's photo of the full moon taken from the International Space Station. (OlegMKS)

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev’s photo of the full moon taken from the International Space Station.
(OlegMKS)

A supermoon lit up the sky as stargazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower - one of the year's most dramatic lunar events. The moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth, known as "perigee". Here is a selection of the best pictures taken of the moon from around the Earth. Above, the full moon descends behind the Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP)

A supermoon lit up the sky as stargazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower – one of the year’s most dramatic lunar events. The moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth, known as “perigee”. Above, the full moon descends behind the Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP)

Spectators watch as Sali Riza Grancina performs the winning dive from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina (Visar Kryeziu / AP)

Spectators watch as Sali Riza Grancina performs the winning dive from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina
(Visar Kryeziu / AP)

Students from the Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they rehearse their performance for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, at a stadium in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. (AFP)

Students from the Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they rehearse their performance for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, at a stadium in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. (AFP)

Iranian Revolutionary Guards and police officers inspect the site of a passenger plane crash near the capital Tehran, Iran. An Iranian passenger plane crashed while taking off from an airport near the capital, killing tens of people onboard, state media reported. (Vahid Salemi / AP)

Iranian Revolutionary Guards and police officers inspect the site of a passenger plane crash near the capital Tehran, Iran. An Iranian passenger plane crashed while taking off from an airport near the capital, killing tens of people onboard, state media reported.
(Vahid Salemi / AP)

A couple take part in a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine's Day in Kunming, Yunnan province of China (ChinaFotoPress)

A couple take part in a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine’s Day in Kunming, Yunnan province of China (ChinaFotoPress)

An unusual UFO shaped cloud has been spotted in the sky over Xiamen city, southeast China's Fujian province. (Imaginechina/REX)

An unusual UFO shaped cloud has been spotted in the sky over Xiamen city, southeast China’s Fujian province.
(Imaginechina/REX)

A member of security forces watches as Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan casts a shadow as he addresses supporters in front of the party headquarters in Ankara (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)

A member of security forces watches as Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan casts a shadow as he addresses supporters in front of the party headquarters in Ankara. (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)

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