12 Dark Places To Go Stargazing This August To See The Perseid Meteor Shower And The Milky Way

Ready for some summer stargazing? August is a stargazer’s dream this year, with Jupiter and Saturn at “opposition,” each rising at dusk at their biggest and brightest of the year. 

But there’s more.

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower arrives this coming week. It will be best seen in the early hours of Thursday, August 12 in North America and on Friday, August 13 (UK and Europe).

“shooting stars” and the Milky Way, both of which are way more impressive from a dark sky destination.

As a rule of thumb you need to get about 25 miles/40 kilometres from a town or city

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