Watching the Perseid meteor shower makes for a great date night and will be at its brightest this weekend.
Every year, starting mid-July and running through August, we get to experience the Perseid meteor shower. Humans watch as earth swings through the debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle and little bits of dust plummet through our atmosphere, streaking to a fiery death. It makes for a great date night! The shower will be at its brightest and most meteorist this weekend.
If you venture out to take in the meteor shower (either alone or with a loved one) expect to see about a meteor or two every minute. You’ll end up with a better show the later you head out, but you should be good most of the night–as long as you can get away from the city lights!
Suggested watching/cuddling spots:
- Bryan Park; Northside
- Azalea Mall; Northside
- Libby Hill; Church Hill
- The park at the end of Grace Street; Church Hill
- Chimborazo Park; Church Hill
- Mary Mumford Elementary; Near West End
- Forest Hill Park; Southside