Peak year for the Perseids
2016 is predicted to be an “outburst year” for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Estimates go as high as 200 meteors an hour! While visible all night, meteor-rates peak between 12AM-4AM. Here's everything you need to know about the Perseids.
come stargaze with us!
This will be our fifth time watching the Perseids. The Spotts plan to camp out Friday, Aug 12th. Come join us for a memorable time of fellowship!
Can't get off early? You're not alone! Most people are coming up Friday evening, since the “show” doesn't start until late, anyway.
Don't want to camp? Several are just bringing chairs, warm blankets, and snacks, with no intent to pitch a tent. Crazy? No way, it's worth it! The Perseids are awesome.
what to bring
The site is on the rim, so weather will be cool. Rain is not predicted, but always possible—come prepared. I'll have a stove and kettle on hand if you want to bring water, cocoa, or cider. In general, bring whatever you need for yourself.
You don't need binoculars or a telescope to see the meteors, but you're welcome to bring them for stargazing.
There is no fee for camping.
Restrooms are a ten-minute drive away, if you need them.
current weather on the Rim >
Location (GPS): 34°22'22.5"N 110°50'56.7"W // (Google Maps)
Note: turn on satellite mode in the bottom-left.
We plan to stargaze in the clearing.