I almost forgot that last night was the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, created by fragmented debris of the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Depending entirely on the weather and cloud cover, this is usually the brightest meteor shower of the year.
Just for good measure, here are two photos from last year, the first showing a bit of the Milky Way, and the second showing a Perseid Meteor! It really is possible to photograph them - if you get lucky!
Go sit in the dark outside on a clear night and wait til your eyes get used to the dark. The sky puts on quite a show!