OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH
The Perseids are a prolific summer meteor shower, peaking in mid-August. Reaching over 60 meteors an hour, they are one of the most spectacular naked eye astronomical events of the year. Whilst this year’s peak coincides with a full moon, we’re still optimistic that they’ll put on a good show!
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is organising this event
Please contact OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
Weather forecast for Slieveavaddy (3.8 miles away) updated 11/08/22 at 04:00.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 12th Aug
Sat 13th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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