The best ways to watch the Perseid meteor showers in Northeast Ohio this weekend

The best ways to watch the Perseid meteor showers in Northeast Ohio this weekend

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Every August, the Perseid meteor showers promise spectacular views across the world, including in Northeast Ohio.

The meteor showers will peak during the overnight hours from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12 and again overnight from Aug. 12 into Aug. 13, according to Space.com.

During the Perseid shower, approximately 60 to 70 meteors per hour are expected to be visible.

The northern hemisphere will provide the best views of the Perseid meteors.

The best place to view the celestial display is away from light pollution.

  • On Aug. 11, the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will host a hike along Huntington Beach to view the sky show.
  • The Cleveland Metroparks are hosting a meteor shower viewing party at Hinckley Reservation on Aug. 11 at 10 p.m.
  • In Geauga County, the park district is hosting an overnight camping event Saturday night at the Observatory Park in Montville.
  • The Brunswick Astronomy Club will be in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park with a presentation on Saturday night.

A NASA expert says just relax and allow your eyes to adjust to the skies, which can take at least 30 minutes.

According to NASA, meteors are created when a meteoroid comes close to Earth and vaporizes in the atmosphere.

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