Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks this Month

The annual Perseid meteor shower is already underway, but will reach its peak next week!

The Perseid meteor shower is a fan favorite and it peaks next week! August 11, 12 and 13, 2021.

According to “The bits and pieces from Comet Swift-Tuttle slam into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 130,000 miles (210,000 km) per hour, lighting up the nighttime with fast-moving Perseid meteors.” IF we were to have perfect visibility, this meteor shower could display 50-100 meteors per hour.

Geminid Meteor Shower

What to know about viewing:

  • No special equipment, or knowledge of the constellations, needed
  • Find a wide-open sky
  • Look away from the moon and of course away from bright lights
  • Don’t get hung up looking to the radiant point in Perseus. Meteors can appear anywhere in the sky…just pick the darkest part
  • Watch from midnight to dawn

Happy viewing!