The Perseids are an annual meteor shower that grace our skies between the July and August months.
This year, the Perseids will be at their peak Monday night, August 12th. They are expected to last until dawn Tuesday, August 13th.
Deciding on going out to see the Perseid Meteor Shower? Read this quick guide before you go:
Where can I view the Perseid Meteor Shower?
The Perseid Meteor Shower will come from the north east but you can see it anywhere in the sky. Originating from the constellation Perseus, once a year they will shoot across our night sky to be viewed by all. Look fast, they appear as quick streaks in the sky.
You’ll want to get your eyes adjusted to the night to best view the Perseid Meteor Shower so whatever you do, stay away from anything bright and don’t look at the moon. Leave the flash lights at home.
Where should I go to view the Perseid Meteor Shower?
If possible, try to leave the city and get to a dark area with an open view to the sky. Most places will be fine but the darker the better you will see the Perseid Meteor Shower.
When can I see the Perseid Meteor Shower?
The Perseid Meteor Shower will be mostly active after midnight going into early Tuesday morning, August 13th. It’s expected to last hours into dawn.
Should I bring equipment to see the Perseid Meteor Shower?
No special equipment is required to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. You can see everything with your own eyes.
Leave the telescopes inside, grab a lawn chair and just rely on your own eyes as you take in the evening’s event in your backyard.
Happy star-gazing, South Florida!