The night of August 12 to 13 will be the strongest night of the Perseids. It will be the night of a shower of shooting stars, visible to the naked eye. The spectacle is likely to be grandiose, despite the moon which will light up the sky a little. On average, it will be possible to see between 50 and 100 shooting stars per hour.
MAP: places to see the stars around Annecy
This phenomenon is explained by the trajectory of our planet. Earth passes through an area where Comet Swift-Tuttle, a “snowball” of ice, rocks and dust that orbits our Sun every 133 years, passed. It left dust behind it, which ignites upon entering the atmosphere.
Where to see them in the mountains without having to walk too much, and without having to bivouac?
In Semnoz, on the Glières plateau, in Parmelan and in the Bauges, on the plan de la Limace.