Do you love outdoor camping and being away from the city? Does your ideal night of adventure include intense stargazing? If so, the Perseid Meteor Shower might just be the thing for you. Enjoy a free beautiful galactic view while you pitch your tent. Here is how to make your dreams come true.
What is The Perseid Meteor Shower?
The Perseid Meteor Shower is an event that nature can brag about. Every year, the earth passes through a debris cloud left by the comet Swift – Tuttle during its 133-year orbit.
I know what you’re thinking… debris? That doesn’t exactly sound pleasant… or safe, for that matter. Don’t worry. The particles that enter the earth’s atmosphere are actually what cause the “falling star” effect.
(I hate to break the news to you guys, but that falling star you made a wish on last year? Yeah, that was debris.)
When Will Your Dreams Come True?
The Perseid Meteor Shower, named after the constellation Perseus, is an annual meteor shower that is usually visible for weeks in the summer (depending on weather and location). Generally, the shower becomes visible beginning in mid-July of each year. In mid-August, the shower will be at its peak, with a rate of 60 or more meteors falling per hour.
You will have the best view in the northern hemisphere. People in Canada, for example, will be able to see the shower earlier in July, while people in the US, Europe, and the rest of North America, will see the shower at its peak in August.
Falling Stars To Make Your Dreams Come True
You will also be surprised to find out that these “falling stars” are actually only about as big as a grain of sand. However, they travel up to 45 miles-an-hour per second, which is why the resulting effect is so brilliant. To witness it, make sure that you are somewhere dark and away from pollution. The less light there is, the more magnificent the shower will be. And here is how you can make your dreams come true. Just make a wish when you see a shooting star.
So, if you’re looking for a nice, quiet adventure, I suggest taking a small road trip north. Yes, you can travel around the world and visit some of the most renowned landmarks. However, making a million wishes on falling stars sounds just as fun.