Scientists estimate that about 48.5 tons of meteoritic material falls to earth each day, with the majority vaporized by Earth's atmosphere.
The asteroid, named 2015 RN35, will be traveling at speeds of 13,220 miles per hour as it flies past our planet.
Witnesses saw a meteorite crashing through the sky at around the same time that Dustin Procita's house caught fire, but experts told Newsweek they're skeptical.
The Taurid swarm crosses Earth's orbit once every few years, causing higher numbers of meteors to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
The Draconids take place between October 6 and 10 and some years can produce up to 1,000 meteors per hour.
On August 16, a 100-foot asteroid will fly past the Earth at a distance just larger than the Moon's orbit.
Set to peak on Friday, the Perseids will be outshone by the supermoon on the same night.
One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak on the night of August 12-13.
Perseid meteors burn up in the Earth's atmosphere at speeds of around 130,000 miles per hour.
Astronomer Gianluca Masi told Newsweek that stargazers could twice as many meteors per hour by looking up on August 9 rather than August 11.
Meteors are the streaks of light we see in the sky when tiny fragments of space debris burn up in the Earth's atmosphere at high speed.
The peak of the meteor shower falls in mid-August, which unfortunately coincides with the full moon, which may make it harder to see the meteors.
While the shower is invisible during the day, keen shower enthusiasts can get up before dawn to catch a glimpse of it.
Stargazers took to social media, with some describing the meteor shower as a "bust."
The shower, dubbed the Tau Herculid shower, will be an "all or nothing" event and if it happens, 1,000 shooting stars could fill the skies.
The tau Herculid shower, if it happens, will be caused by debris from the comet SW3, which shattered into pieces years ago.
Twitter users said late last night a large bang, as yet unexplained, shook their homes and could be heard for miles around.
The full Wolf Moon will appear in a matter of days as the first full moon of the year—and yes, its name refers to the behavior of wolves.
The meteor traveling over Pittsburgh was about a yard in diameter with a mass of about half a ton and was traveling at roughly 45,000 mph.
The Ursids may have peaked on Wednesday morning, but skywatchers have still got an opportunity to catch the meteor shower given the right conditions.
Skywatchers still have a few days to catch the Geminids before they return in December 2022.
The popular and active shower can be expected to produce between 30 and 40 fiery meteors every hour.
The Geminids offer one of the best annual opportunities to spot a meteor shower if stargazers know where and when to look.
Between October and December Earth passes through debris left by the comet Encke, with pebbles creating fireballs as they hit the atmosphere at around 65,000 miles per hour.
In a double treat for skywatchers on Thursday, the Orionids peak in the morning, while Uranus will be seen in the evening in the light of a full moon.
Each year on its journey around the sun, Earth passes through debris left behind by Halley's Comet, creating a spectacular light show in the upper atmosphere.
The shower is not always particularly active, but has historically produced some spectacular night-time meteor displays