There’s An Incredible Meteor Shower Happening This Summer And New Mexico Has A Front Row Seat

Every summer the Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across our sky, but this year is one for the record books. The Land of Enchantment has a front row seat to this amazing show in the night sky, and this year it’s supposed to be a special one with over 100 meteors shooting across the sky every minute. Get ready to be amazed, because the best night to see these stars is coming up quick.

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The Perseid Meteor Shower is happening now through August 24th, with peak viewing the nights of August 12th and 13th. Even though the meteors can be viewed all night, the most are seen right at dawn. Get ready to see over 100 meteors per minute. Make sure you come back and tell us all about it!

For another incredible experience in New Mexico, check out this lightning field that lights up the sky all year.