Perseids Meteor Watching Party

They’re coming, the Perseids! From the comfort of your lawn chair or blanket on the ground at the Blackwater Falls Nature Center, watch meteors flash across the night sky. The watching party typically begins at 9:00 p.m.

According to, “The 2019 Perseids will peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13 with about 150 meteors per hour. Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus.” If it is a clear night, you’ll be outdoors looking up and observing nature’s light show.

The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August 9-13. You don’t need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: August 12 - 13, 2019
  • End Date: August 13, 2019

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