Perseid Meteor Shower - 2017
" Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." Theodore Roosevelt
Each and every year, during August, the Earth passes through a trail of debris left by the comet Swift Tuttle. When this happens the event is called the Perseid Meteor Shower. The meteors appear to radiate out of the constellation Perseus, from which they take their name. The best time to watch the show is late July through August 24th, but this year the shower peaks on August 12th.
The best time to watch the meteor shower is when the sky is at it's darkest (when the moon has set). This will be in the very early morning. This year the meteor shower will be a little more difficult to see due to the presence of the moon.
Why should you make the effort to watch the Perseid meteor shower?
- To enjoy natures beauty
- To unplug from all the crazy technology
- Reconnect with yourself and enjoy just being alive
- Get inspired
- Be awestruck by God's creations
- Remind yourself of how small we are
How to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower:
- Plan to head outside before the August 24th . The best day to go is the night of August 12th and the very early morning of August 13th.
- Make sure you get away from any artificial light
- Find an open sky
- Stay up past midnight.
- Look to the northern sky
- Bring things to make your evening nice such as a blanket, comfy chair, snacks, and some hot cocoa
- Don't forget about bug spray :)
- Enjoy the show!
Are you planning on watching the Perseid Meteor Shower? Leave a comment and let me know.
Wishing you all nothing but amazing adventures!