Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in Northern Colorado
Tonight, a stunning light show will streak across Northern Colorado's sky: the Perseid Meteor Shower, which Space.com says is considered the "most famous of all showers".
We should expect the shower to peak in the early hours of Tuesday, August 13 (think pre-dawn), so grab your lawn chair and get ready to get up early for this stunning display. Where and when is the best time to see the shower?
First of all, Space.com encourages heading somewhere out of the suburbs or city: somewhere with little to no natural light. Secondly, because the moon will be in its waxing gibbous phase, bright moonlight will flood the sky for most of the night, meaning you need to set your alarm for "moonset". For Fort Collins, that would be around 4:09 a.m. to 4:27 a.m., giving you 18 minutes of pure meteor-watching time.
Overall, this will definitely be worth getting up early for: even our governor, Jared Polis, posted about it this morning to remind space enthusiasts that this is something we just don't see every day.
Are you getting up early for the show?