The Chiayi Astronomical Society says star-gazers are welcome to attend an event to observe the “Perseid meteor shower” from August 12th to 14th at the Alishan National Scenic Area in Chiayi.

The Perseid meteor shower, one of three meteor showers of this year, will take place over those three days, with the peak time coming on Aug. 13th, when people can expect to see 100 meteors per hour.

The society says August 13th is close to the new moon, making it an excellent time for observing the stars.

The event, including an introduction of the Perseids, will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the Xiao-li-yuan-shan viewing platform in the Alishan Forest Recreation Area.


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