All Day EventStart:
August 11, 2022End:
August 11, 2022
The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually from July-August. However, observers can expect to see the most meteors during the predicted peak of the shower from August 11-13. We won't be meeting for an in-person event, but viewing a meteor shower does not require any special tools - simply look up and take in as much of the sky as possible. Allow your eyes to adapt to the dark environment and enjoy the show! The Full Moon will likely outshine the smaller, fainter meteors, but the temperate summer nights and consistently high rate of meteors make the Perseid meteor shower one of the best of the year for audiences in the northern hemisphere.
The meteors originate from the trail of debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. As the Earth passes through this field of dust and debris each year, these meteors enter Earth's atmosphere and heat up as they begin to fall, leaving behind a bright streak of light as they burn up in the atmosphere. The peak of the shower occurs when Earth travels through the densest area.
Learn more about the Perseid meteor shower with NASA's Perseids guide.