The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered the best meteor shower of the year. According to NASA, the best night for viewing is Thursday, August 12, 2021.
August is the best time to view the Perseid meteor showers (Getty images).
The Perseids are considered the best because they are fast and bright and frequently leave long "wakes" of light and color behind them as they streak through Earth's atmosphere. They are also plentiful, with 50-100 meteors seen per hour, so you don't have to worry that you'll blink and miss it.
The night sky over the North Lake at Splinter Creek (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).
With 650 acres, and 8 miles away from the lights of the city of Oxford, Mississippi, Splinter Creek is the ideal stargazing venue. Grab a spot on one of our three lakes or lay a blanket down in one of our many meadows and enjoy the nature at your doorstep.
From bonfires to stargazing, Splinter Creek has something for every nature lover (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).