When talking to a friend at McDonalds, he was telling me that one year in August he hit his brother and ran outside of the house. His brother chased him, tackled him, and started to punch him. Before he could hit him, he yelled, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"
We watched the shooting stars for a while, until our father drove up in the drive way. We ran up to the car, he got out, we ran up to him, and ask him to look up at the sky. He did and started to laugh. He said,"Don't worry, the sky is not falling."
My father said that this event of falling stars happens every year around the 10th to the 13th of August: it is when the earth pass through a meteor shower called Perseids. Between 1:00 am and 4:00 am is when you will see hundreds of falling stars. Usually, you will see many falling stars starting several days before the 10th of August and then it gets less after the 13th of August.
When watching the Perseids meteor showers, try to trace backwards the trains-ionized trails, which last only seconds, after the meteor is already gone. The ionized trails should lead back to the constellation Perseus The Hero. But if you are persistent , you probably, can see many of the falling stars(meteors): if any hits the earth they will be called meteorites.
The meteors might be hard to see because there will be a very bright moon, which will have to much light to see the meteors. Also when a meteor hits the earth it is known as a meteorite.
So have a nice time, with the family, watching the Perseids meteor showers.