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Twilight In Tennessee: Best Nights to See Shooting Stars

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, twilight is the time just before sunrise and just after sunset when the light of the sun lingers in the sky a little bit longer.

This is a magical time of soft, natural lighting that photographers dream of, and couples swoon for all through the milder days of early summer and late fall in Tennessee.

Twilight is also the time when meteorites, also called shooting stars, are most visible, bringing the awe of the natural world into focus in a fiery display.

What are the best nights to see shooting stars in Tennessee?

There are certain nights and early mornings of the year when the principal meteor showers are most visible.

Those nights in 2023 are coming up.

The mac-daddy of meteor showers is December 13 and 14, when a whopping 75 meteorites per hour are predicted during the Geminid shower.

Right around the corner, the second most active time happens August 11 to 13 in the predawn viewing of the Persied shower, predicted to yield 50 shooting stars per hour, coming off the Swift-Tuttle comet.

Smaller events happen July 30 with an estimated 10 meteorites per hour visible in the Delta Aquarid shower, and on October 9 during the Draconid shower predicted to bring 6 shooting stars per hour.

Other dates include October 21 to 22 for Orionid’s predicted 15 meteorites per hour, November 17-18 with 10 per hour predicted during Leonid, and flanked by two other smaller showers, the Northern Taurid on November 9 expected to yield 3 per hour, and the Andormedid November 25 to 27, expected to bring 5 meteorites per hour.

The final meteor shower of the year is the Ursid on December 22, predicted to bring 5 shooting stars per hour for everyone’s holiday delight.

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See you soon in Nashville, Tennessee. U.S.A.


Source for the meteor shower dates is page 106 of The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2023.

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