"It was stunning, beautiful, and scary all at the same time," one Twitter user wrote.
The Geminid meteor shower will reach peak activity on the night of December 13-14.
At maximum activity, you may be able to see between 10 and 15 Leonid meteors per hour.
The waning crescent moon will be only 15 percent full, which means viewing conditions should be favorable.
The moon will appear just 23 percent illuminated on the night of the peak, which could help visibility.
The moon will be about 23 percent full on the peak night, which means there will be relatively dark skies.
Amazed eyewitnesses managed to capture footage of the fireball as it blazed through the Earth's atmosphere.
On October 31, Uranus will be at its closest point to Earth.
Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris.
"The Perseids are a major meteor shower and one of the best and most reliable of the year," said Rick Fienberg from the American Astronomical Society.
"Now is the best time of year to get outside and watch meteors," said Mike Hankey from the American Meteor Society.
The Eta Aquarids are usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year.
Meteor showers are celestial events in which several shooting stars appear to originate from a single point in the sky.
Residents in Los Angeles and San Diego shared footage of a bright light trail across the sky, which many have claim to be a meteor.
The Quandrantids arrived in late December and continue until mid-January. They are expected to peak on 3-4 January. Here's what you need to know.
A large fireball was spotted crashing from the sky in Salem and police have yet to determine its exact location and origin.
Most years the Alpha Monocerotids produce a modest display with just a handful of meteors.
The incident was captured on several webcams and home security cameras.
Each year, the Taurids peak between the final week of October and first week of November.
Researchers have unveiled a light of pollution map of the U.S., revealing areas where you can still find "pristine" skies.
The comet is currently flying towards the inner Solar System at speeds of more than 51,000 miles per hour.
The secret is in the structure of asteroids, which look surprisingly like Swiss cheese.
What if humans could take over meteor showers and make them perfect Instagram fodder?