One of the best celestial events of the year is here. You can catch the Perseid meteor shower over the next few nights in the province’s sky. There are so many places in Nova Scotia to see the meteor shower! We’ve only named a few and tried to suggest a place near you.
The best thing you can do to increase your chances of seeing this celestial event is get away from the lights of the city. The Perseid meteor shower will be peaking in the late night and early dawn of August 11 and 12.
Whether you’re on the South Shore, Northumberland Shore or Cape Breton Island, here’s our suggestions.
Deep Sky Eye Observatory is a family operated observatory with unique stargazing accommodations. It offers stargazing adventures in the rural village of Quinan near Yarmouth. It’s located in the first Starlight Tourist Destination in North America.
A National Park and a National Historic Site, Keji is a Dark Sky Preserve, the only one in Nova Scotia. It's the perfect place to go and see meteor showers and shooting stars.
The Bras d'Or Lake is Canada's largest inland sea. Most areas of the lake are secluded from the lights of the city and towns making it the perfect place to stargaze and watch the meteor shower.
Located outside of New Glasgow off Little Harbour Road, Melmerby Beach or the "Merb" as locals call it, is the perfect place to watch the night sky.
If you can't make it far out of the city but can make it to Peggy's Cove you will discover the wonders of the night sky. You might even catch the perfect shot of a meteor with our iconic lighthouse in the foreground.