Each year in August is the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, the northern hemisphere's finest annual display of 'shooting stars'. One of the best places to see the meteors in North America is at the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area!
If you watch the night sky for at least 15 minutes on that night, you are guaranteed to see at least one meteor—likely more. At its best, the shower can produce more than 50 meteors per hour. The brightest meteors can be brighter than the brightest stars. With little or no moon present in the sky, this year’s conditions will be ideal. The longer you watch, the more meteors will flash through the sky.
Telescopes or binoculars are not required for meteor viewing, nor are they recommended because the bright streaks move quickly and can appear anywhere in the sky. Just bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the shower! For viewing conditions and more information please visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com.