Thursday, August 13th , will be the peak day for viewing one of the brightest meteor showers of the year! We’ll gather at the Shaker’s South Field along Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing at the Shaker’s South Field Shaker Road at 9:30pm, weather permitting, to view the sights emanating from the tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle as they burn up in our upper atmosphere. At its peak, one should be able to view from 60 to 100 meteor streaks per hour. Fortunately, there isn’t a lot of skill needed to watch a meteor shower. We should be able to see the shower with our naked eyes. Those with telescopes, large or small, or with binoculars are encouraged to bring them as we can use them to look for planets, the international space station, space junk, and other objects while we wait for the meteors to light up the sky. Bring a blanket or comfortable chair. Viewing is a waiting game, and you’ll want to be comfortable.
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