Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Best Summer Shower

The best meteor shower of the summer will be the Perseids on August 12th. Just after a new moon phase, the sky will be dark for viewing 60 or more meteors per hour shooting across the sky from the north. The meteors emanate from the constellation Perseus (the Hero). Many of the meteors have long, golden trails behind them. Watch all night, from dusk to dawn, for the best summer shower of the year. Nights before and after the peak are active too.