- This event has passed.
Perseid Meteor Shower
August 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - August 13, 2018 @ 4:30 am
The 2018 Perseids will peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13.
A New Moon creates dark skies and excellent conditions to see the shooting stars.
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.
The best time to view the Perseids, and most other meteor showers, is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.