If you only stay up incredibly late this year for one meteor shower, make it this one. The Perseid Meteor Shower is predicted to be one of the best shooting star parties of the year – and it’s happening right now through August 24. Read on to learn which days and what times are the best for seeing not one, but dozens of them per hour!

1. Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh – August 12, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Meet on the big field, bring a blanket or chairs. More information at this link.
2. McDowell Nature Preserve (Hike to viewing location), Charlotte – August 12, 2018. Ages 6 and up. Cost: $3/person. Pre-registration is required for all participants, including children. More information at this link.

Of course, you can always find your own spot that’s free of light pollution, including your own back yard.

If you only stay up, or get up, for one meteor shower this year, make it this one!

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