quote arctic: "Right on. As the nights lengthen, August provides some of the best opportunities to enjoy the night sky--especially far from city lights, as in the canoe country.
Don't forget the Perseid Meteor Shower on the night of the 11th-12th."
Already marked in my notebook. We'll be on Lynx or Shell that night. Looking forward to it and hoping for clear skies.
Edit; I'll be there for the meteor shower, not the full moon.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
Just find an open area and look up. The best time to watch the Perseids is usually after midnight on the 10th - 13th. This year, you may have better viewing before midnight due to the moon. The moon will be coming up later and getting smaller each night. We will be arriving in Ely early on Saturday morning, so we will be just in time for the peak night. I hope it is clear.