The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, and NASA says we should see double the usual number of meteors this year, up to 200 per hour, or three a minute. Between midnight and dawn is the best time to view this celestial event, but where should you go for the show? In the middle of Ottawa with all it’s light pollution is not a good choice, so here’s a few places around the nation’s capital that people across the Internet have recommended.
Because of it’s location inside the city limits, it’s still subject to light pollution, but it’s lack of streetlights and buildings in the park makes it one of the best stargazing sites inside the city proper.
During the day, this area, Just 35 minutes South of downtown is a hub for campers, swimmers, hikers and picnickers. At night, however, it transforms into a stargazers dream, because of it’s lack of light.
This is one of the best choices escaping the capital’s light pollution, but it’s massive, so where do you go? Some of the more accessible sites are Champlain Lookout and Pink Lake Trail.
Anywhere outside of the city
It really doesn’t take very long to get out into the country with a lot less light around. Just pick a direction, get in the car and drive. Eventually you’ll find a place to sit and enjoy this awesome annual spectacle.