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How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in Oakland County

Star shower taken in china

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.

Observatories

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.

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