august, 2021

12aug9:00 pm11:00 pmMeteor Shower Watch Party at Cuivre River State Park

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Event Details

Each August, the Earth moves into the path of debris left behind by the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle, creating the Perseid meteor shower. While the shower’s peak will happen closer to dawn on Friday, the evening “shooting stars” are some of the most stunning. As the sun sets and the 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 “Earthgrazers” are long, slow and can be a variety of colors. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best showers of the year, and you can often see 50 or more meteors per hour during the peak.

Join the park staff at the big field in Camp Sherwood for a meteor shower watch party! Bring a blanket and lie 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. This is a family-friendly event. No alcohol is allowed. For more information about this event, call the park office at 636-528-7247.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST

Location

Cuivre River State Park

678 State Route 147, Troy, MO

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