In the early hours of November 18th, the Leonid meteor shower danced across the sky, infused with spectacular sparkles and glow.
SEE ALSO: Watch NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko chat at the International Space Station
%shareLinks-quote="Leonids are bits of debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle. Every 33 years the comet visits the inner solar system and leaves a stream of dusty debris in its wake." type="quote" author="NASA" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"%
According to Yahoo News, "Leonids travel at speeds of 44 miles per second and occur every November."
It happens every November. Our planet moves through a river of dust and debris left in the wake of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. 🌍 The lights shooting across the sky? ☄That's the particles (about the size of a grain of sand!) slam into Earth's atmosphere. Watch the annual Leonid meteor shower from the convenience of your computer💻📱 (Link in our bio!☝🏽️) Pictured here is the Leonid meteor shower seen from Joshua Tree in 2001. 🖖 📷: @rickloomis
A post shared by Los Angeles Times (@latimes) on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:52pm PST
The meteor shower fly across the sky, starting around midnight local time, while most of the population was tucked comfortably in our beds. But, lucky for us, the "night owls" of America stayed awake to take some truly amazing moments from last night's Leonid meteor shower.
Take a look at these beautiful Instagrams taken across the world:
A post shared by Dæmien Kravinov (@getkraven) on Nov 18, 2015 at 1:26am PST
See spectacular photos from the Perseid meteor shower in August of 2015:
More from AOL.com:
Toddler miraculously survives week alone after grandmother dies in home
Remember baby Emma from 'Friends?' See what she looks like today, all grown up
High school's heartwarming community pantry assures no student ever goes hungry