There's An Incredible Meteor Shower Happening This Summer And Wyoming Has A Front Row Seat
Wyomingites, perhaps more than anyone else in the country, are used to seeing a dark, starry sky. With minimal light pollution in most of the state, big, starry skies are a way of life! That makes it all the more special when the cosmos put on a show, like they do every August during the Perseid meteor shower. If you’ve never gone out of your way to catch the Perseids in Wyoming, make this the year you start star-hunting!
The Perseid Meteor shower is named after the constellation where it originates - Perseus!
The constellation itself is named for the Greek mythological hero, Perseus. Perseus was the founder of Mycenae He beheaded the Gorgon Medusa and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus.
This year, the Perseids will peak in Wyoming on the night between August 12th and 13th, 2018.
This is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers anywhere! The Perseids in Wyoming are active between July 17 and August 24, but you'll catch the best shooting stars close to the peak date.
In Wyoming, we're lucky enough to have some of the darkest skies in the country, meaning we'll have a great view from pretty much anywhere.
Whether you choose to drive out to the middle of nowhere and wait for a falling star, or you'll have a great view from your backyard, there's no better reason to pull an all-nighter than to watch the stunning show of the Perseids in Wyoming.
Where’s the best stargazing in Wyoming? Share your go-to spots with fellow Wyomingites in the comments below!
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