Don’t miss the Perseids on the night of August 12th!

Like every August the Earth is passing through a stream of space grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle causing the meteor shower known as the Perseids or Tears of St. Lawrence.

Perseid Meteor Shower by "aresauburn"

The highest rates are likely to be seen in the early hours of Friday morning. This year will be even more spectacular because with the new moon (no visible moon), the viewing conditions should be especially good.

Here are some tips for making the most of this upcoming celestial spectacle:

  • Find a good location away from city lights.
  • Give yourself a good 10 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness.
  • Lay back on a blanket, lounge chair, or other comfortable surface with the horizon just at the edge of your vision and the stars filling your central field of view.
  • Relax and enjoy one of nature’s great shows 😀

So say we all!!

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