What Perseids Meteor Shower means for RVers

Hey Campers, are you ready for a rare and exciting night outside by the campfire?

This Wednesday and Thursday (August 12 + 13) is a rare combination of events that is going to cause an incredible night to see a light show up in the sky. The Perseid Meteor Shower happens each year and is known for being one of the brightest of meteor showers, is happening this week.


NASA says “If you see one Meteor Shower this year, make it August’s Perseids. The Perseids feature fast and bright meteors that frequently leave traines, and in 2015 there will be no moonlight to upstage the shower.”


What’s rare about this week is the shower is happening just before the new moons, so the skies will be dark and easy to spot meteors. Experts say you can expect to see around 100 shooting stars per hour. The conditions haven’t been this great in many years.

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You don’t have to be a stargazer with a telescope to see the meteors. The average camper can see it with the naked eye as long as their away from the light polluted city. The best hours for viewing is after midnight and especially in the predawn hours.

Last night I spent some time enjoying the meteors and the stars. It’s only going to get better over the next few days! Get out and enjoy the view.

2 Comments on “What Perseids Meteor Shower means for RVers

  1. Hello Eric,
    just coming out of the pool at “Elk Creek Lodges and CG” in Piedmont, SD. (near Black Hills)
    The stars constellation swimming on the back looked fantastic.
    It’s a really good feeling at 72° F (at 11:00 pm) and cloudless sky.
    Thanks for your note and good “showers” in MN.

    Reiner (the German who was amazed about the turtle)

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