The peak for the shower this year will be the night of August 12-13. The moon on that night will be three quarters full which will create some brightness to the night sky since the moonrise in Dayton at that time is around 11:30 p.m
Still, the brightest meteors will be visible and since this is a summer shower, the mild nights should give you a good reason to get outside.
Some tips for viewing:
- Give your eyes about an hour to adjust to the darkness
- Lay out in a wide open space with a large view of the sky
- Avoid watching near city lights
- Be patient
IF you catch any meteors, share your photos using the hashtag #SkyWitness7. You can see the latest on meteor showers and the upcoming solar eclipse on our SkyWitness7 page.