Find the perfect spot to stargaze tonight and through the weekend for a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower with our interactive Stargazing Map. Scientists are predicting roughly 200 meteors per hour, the best show since its last showing in 2009.
Peak times to view the meteor shower are expected in the late evening and predawn hours tonight. Stay up past 1 a.m. and you may get the best show! The meteor shower is expected to last through the weekend.
Use our interactive Stargazing map for the best locations in Oakland County, including your local park, to view the meteor shower! Find a spot with low light pollution near you, and look to the North for the best show tonight or this weekend.
Meteor Viewing Parties
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites the public to catch magnificent views of the Perseid meteor shower during “Meteor & S’mores” in Michigan state parks August 10-13.
- Seven Lakes State Park, in Holly, on Friday, August 12 from 10 to 11:45 p.m.
- Bald Mountain Recreation Area, in Lake Orion, on Saturday, August 13 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
- Island Lake Recreation Area, in Brighton (Livingston County), on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Astronomy enthusiasts can even use the map to find an Observatory near them and check out the most-up-to-date Clear Skies Chart to find the opportune viewing time.
- Auburn Hills – McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society
- Bloomfield Hills – Cranbrook Institute of Science
- Leonard – Addison Oaks County Park Observing Site
- Ray – Stargate: Warren Astronomical Society
- Rochester – Rochester College