There's Going To Be An Epic Meteor Shower In Vancouver This Weekend And Here's Where To Watch It
Don't forget to make a wish!
Are you sick of pretending that air planes in the night sky are like shooting stars? Could you really use a wish right now?
RHETORICAL! Of course you could really use a wish right now.
So instead of sitting in an empty parking lot with your girlfriend this weekend, aimlessly trying to rub a genie out of a lamp, why not spend it staring out into the sky making an average of 2-3 wishes a minute!
Wondering how is this all possible? According to NASA, a comet called the Swift-Tuttle passes by earth and once it passes, leaves a trail of debris that we pass through every year between the 17th of July to the 24 of August, thus creating what we now know as the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Apex of the Perseid Meteor Shower will be coming this weekend on August 11th and 12th, with the peak of it appearing August 12th at 4PM Pacific time.
For those of you looking for the best places to watch the shower, why not try:
1. This Viewpoint up Cypress Bowl Road. // West Vancouver
2. Boundary Bay Regional Park // Delta
3. This parking lot with no lights near Porteau Cove.
Due to a three-quarter-full moon the meteor shower will be a little harder to see this time around, but if you try going to one of these spots you'll definitely still have a great view! For more info about the Perseid Meteor Shower from NASA, check here!