Grab a blanket and head outside after dark. See how many planets and stars you can find.
- Turn off the outdoor lights.
- Bring a friend.
You’ll love watching these cool night sky events this year!
May 10, 2017
Full Flower Moon
June 9, 2017
Full Strawberry Moon
June 15, 2017
Saturn closest approach to earth
Visible all night
June 22, 2017
Grand Opening of the Waterfront Event Center at Headlands International Dark Sky Park
July 9, 2017
Full Buck Moon
Male buck deer begin to grow new antlers around this time
July 29, 2017
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
20 meteors/ hour after midnight
July 30, 2017
Mercury highest point above the horizon
Visible in western sky after sunset
August 7, 2017
Full Sturgeon Moon
Large Sturgeon Fish of the Great Lakes and likely Torch Lake were easier to catch around this time
August 11, 2017
Perseids Meteor Shower
Best Meteor Shower
Up to 60 meteors/ hour after midnight
August 21, 2017
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT
Total Solar Eclipse
Moon completely blocks the Sun
Revealing the sun's corona, outer atmosphere
Last solar eclipse 1979, next one 2024
You'll have to travel south to
Missouri or Kentucky to catch this one.
September 6, 2017
Full Corn Moon