The Perseids come in July, but they burn most bright this week in August.
This sends people into the woods, into the darkness, where they can see these electric meteor showers that, according to people who have seen them, burn into your memory.
KUOW's online producer, Kara McDermott, took this as a bit of a dare. Kara is a seasoned mountaineer who would guffaw if you suggested that it is dangerous for a woman to hike alone. At work, we call her the hammer.
From Mount Catherine off Snoqualmie Pass, Kara sent us some photos from her overnight adventure.
"There were two other folks up there for the shower," she told us. "They left before dawn while I was dozing on a rock."
The Perseids can be seen across the sky, but they’re most obvious in the Northern Hemisphere.
But even for those determined to see them up north, it can be tough to stay up late enough to enjoy them – the meteoroids tend to show up in the pre-dawn hours.