The peak of the Perseid meteor showers should be starting about Wednesday. What makes this one extra special is that the sky will be practically moonless, thus very dark.

Meteor Shower
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Another great thing, experts say, is that you won't need special equipment. The meteor shower should be visible to the naked eye, though a trip to a rural area would certainly eliminate much light pollution.

The Michigan DNR is planning a gathering at Fort Custer Recreational Area on Friday, August 14 at 9 p.m. (meet at Whitford Lake event staging area)

Staying up may mean being extra bleary eyed, as the peak viewing times are past midnight and just before sunrise. has a story on the best way to view a meteor shower.

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