Star watchers rejoice! A giant meteor shower in all of its celestial glory will be visible from Brampton.
The Perseid meteor shower is an annual occurrence, and it’s one of the most popular because of its high visibility.
This year the meteor shower will be visible from August 11 through 13. According to space.com, its peak will be on the nights of August 11 and 12 with the absolute best time to view the action being the pre-dawn hours of the 12th.
Viewers can expect an average of about 60 meteors per hour, possibly as high as 100-150 meteors per hour.
According to Space, the shower will be a little less visible this year because of the moon, which will be three-quarters full.
Since Brampton has quite a bit of light pollution the meteor shower likely won’t be visible at the core of the city limits.
We recommend driving to the outskirts for the best view. Anywhere North of Mayfield Rd is a good option for star-gazing.
For those overnighters willing to make a moderate drive, there are great campsites within an hour from Brampton and Provincial Parks nearby that would offer fantastic visibility, allowing you to enjoy the shower to the fullest.
Right now The Weather Network is calling for potential cloud cover over the weekend, and it isn’t clear what time of day it will strike just yet. Keep your eyes on the weather to determine what to expect for visibility.