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Cancelled: Perseid Meteor Shower Event

All Day, Aug 12, 2020


This event has been cancelled.
Each August, the Earth moves into the path of debris left behind by the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle to create the Perseid meteor shower. While the peak will happen closer to dawn on Thursday, Aug. 13, the evening "shooting stars" are some of the most stunning – even the day or two before peak. As the sun sets and Earth moves into the path of the debris, some of the debris will skip off of the atmosphere, often creating meteors that are very bright and colorful. These "Earth-grazers" are long and slow and can be a variety of colors. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best showers of the year, and spectators can often see 50 or more meteors per hour during the peak.
Join the naturalists at the big field in Camp Sherwood for a meteor shower watch party! Bring a blanket to lay under the stars in our grassy area. While we wait for meteors, the naturalist will point out constellations and tell folklore relating to the night sky. Bring a flashlight and bug spray. Gates to Camp Sherwood will open at 8 p.m. Follow the "Special Event" signs in the park to Camp Sherwood.
For more information about this event, call the park office at 636-528-7247.Gates Open: 8 p.m.
Event Time: 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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678 State Rte. 147
Troy, MO 63379

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