The Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking over the next few days, and our local National Forest can offer some surprisingly light-pollution-free areas for stargazing.

I, myself, will be heading up to an undisclosed location on the northern side sometime late Sunday evening, as I’ve never actually seen a meteor shower before. Earth Sky describes the Perseids as “an especially rich and dependable meteor shower. They shoot all across the sky – often leaving persistent trains – and occasionally lighting things up with bright fireballs.”

Sounds pretty great to me.