Get ready and stay ready Jr. Astronomers, because this July Earth will have a front-row seat to one of our solar system’s most incredible events – the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Showcasing between 50 to 100  ‘shooting stars’ per hour during its peak, this spacey phenomenon will be visible between July 18th and August 21st as long as the sky is clear and you’re removed from bright lights.

Though you may not see a whole lot right as the Earth enters the field of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, Perseid will build to be one of the year’s biggest and most dazzling displays.

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These comet fragments will be bright, large, fast, and incredibly impressive – so massage that neck and rub those eyes.

You’re going to want to point those peepers north as often as you can when it all kicks off.

As always, the best place to view these magnificent fireballs will be as far out of the city as you’re comfortable driving, away from the light pollution of a big city.

Of course, because it is summer and the days are longer, you likely won’t be able to see anything until the sun goes down,  so bring snacks and blankets if it’s a chilly one.

Believe us when we say that enthusiastic skygazers and date idea seekers alike will not want to miss it!


When: Monday, July 18th – August 21st (peak on August 12th)