Every year, the Perseids Meteor Shower takes place in the second week of August. Anyone who wishes to see it is in luck, especially those who live around Wasatch County. We have compiled a list of our favorite places to view the Perseids weekend.
If you are going camping or just want a good picnic spot, try Brighton Ski Resort. It has an altitude level high enough that the sky will be dark enough to see meteors and it’s not bad for getting away from city lights. One negative is if it’s cold out, but it will still be much warmer than being down in town. There are also several restaurants on-site so you won’t go hungry or thirsty while watching the Perseid meteor shower.
The other option, Quality Inn Downtown Salt Lake City offers amazing views in every direction—including downtown SLC. This location is within walking distance of The Gateway Mall , allowing guests to grab food before they head up to their rooms/condo units. Guests can also walk to the Gallivan Center which is an awesome view of Salt Lake City’s night sky.
The rooms are extremely affordable, and the location offers a spectacular view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Our prime location makes us ideal for visitors interested in viewing the Perseids Meteor Shower this coming summer!
Duncan Town Park is also another great Perseids meteor shower location. It has beautiful scenery and plenty of space for you and many friends to camp out comfortably. The Perseid meteor shower is one of those things that people like to spend time with their family doing, especially since it will be dark early enough so that everyone can see what they’re looking at without suffering from insomnia. There are restrooms available at Duncan Town Park if you need to use one. The Perseids Meteor Shower is caused by the Perseus constellation passing close to Earth, and all of its members leave visible streaks. This year we are expecting a good meteor shower peak from midnight on August 12th into the morning of August 13th.
The Perseid meteor shower is named after Perseus in Greek mythology as they appear to come from that direction. They move across the sky at approximately 37 miles per second! Make sure to take lots of pictures because you will not want to miss out on such an awesome experience!
Brandon Hepner, Owner of Rock Run Physical Therapy, a Wasatch County Utah business. Is excited to take his kids up to the mountains to view the event! “We try our best to get out as much as we can as a family. The Perseids Event is one of those things that we look forward to each year!”…