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Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:59 pm to 5:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Bay Area |

In 2019, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight.

The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see 50 meteors per hour  as long as you are away from light pollution and the clouds stay away.

2019 Perseids Meteor Shower
Early mornings August 11-13, 2019 | Midnight to dawn
Predicted Peak: Late late Sunday night – August 12-13

Can I only watch the peak? Nope! Although the peaks are the best times (as long as there’s no moonlight), annual meteor showers typically last weeks, not days… building up gradually and then falling off rapidly. So you can definitely catch them in advance.

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a rich meteor shower, and it’s steady. Best of all, the slender waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing deliciously dark skies for this year’s Perseid meteors.

Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn.

The Best Places to Watch in the Bay Area? For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights. 7×7 has a great writeup of the best places in the Bay Area for stargazing including Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park, Lands End in San Francisco, Mt. Hamilton in San Jose, the Chabot Space Center in Oakland (which has free telescope stargazing events on most Fridays and Saturdays) and many others.

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