Lights out for the Perseid Meteor Shower!
Once again, Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands challenges the communities around Northern Michigan to a friendly competition to see who can achieve greatest darkness during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower!
We’re challenging the local communities in a friendly area-wide competition to see who can get darkest in the 10 to 11 p.m. hour during the Perseid Meteor Shower Monday, August 12, 2019.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority turns off its cable lights; St. Ignace and Mackinaw City turn the lights down low; and visitors, residents, and business owners around the Little Traverse Bay communities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs get a chance to show off their stars by shutting the lights off. Please note that participation is voluntary, so help us get the word out!
The ‘Light’s Out Challenge’ is designed to help raise awareness about the effects of artificial light at night on nocturnal habitat, human health, and the way we use our energy resources.
Before the challenge starts, we will be hosting guest speaker Robert Parrish. Parrish will be onsite to discuss the effects of light pollution on the environment. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. with time for questions to follow.