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Rainforest Cacao Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Party
August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 PM - August 14, 2021 @ 5:00 AM$111.00
Relax, Unwind and Journey into the Universe with Magical Cacao and the Perseid Meteor Shower!
Join us overnight for a truly unique experience as we take time to observe in Perseid Meteor Shower.(and maybe even some UFO’s)
On this evening we will celebrate and honour the universe as we observe the meteor shower with the sacred elixer of Cacao, with the optional addition of the forest medicine to take the viewing experience even deeper.
Bring some blankets, some warm clothes, a tent – whatever you need to feel cozy, and comfortable as we will be outside for the most of the night as viewing is best from midnight till dawn!
Do you have a telescope? Camera? Bring it along! Such a great time to use them!
Held at the Rainforest Ranch, the night sky is dark and clear with no light interference from the city – a perfect private sanctuary for unfolding yourself into the night sky!
We will open the circle with the RainForest Sacred Cacao, and intentions as the Lions Gate Portal is still open – an auspicious time for manifestation and transformation. Of course we will have some wonderful music as a soundtrack for our journey…feel free to bring your own instruments and sound track too – plenty of opportunity for playing, jamming and simply listening!
About the Perseid Meteor Shower
The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, and they’ve just begun! With clear skies, you could see what some consider the most spectacular cosmic light show.
You can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak between Aug. 11-13 this year, according to Earthsky.org.
Every year, Earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle from July 17 to Aug. 24, with the shower’s peak — when Earth passes through the densest, dustiest area — occurring Aug. 11-13. That means you’ll see the most meteors in the shortest amount of time near that time. Years without moonlight see higher rates of meteors per hour, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.
This year, you can expect to see up to 60 meteors per hour at the shower’s peak, according to Earthsky.org.
Some tips and details from Vancouverisawesom.com…
Here is how to view one of the brightest meteor showers from Vancouver
Make the most of this spellbinding spectacle with up to 80 shooting stars an hour.Aug 4, 2021 1:13 PM By: Elana Shepert
The Perseid meteor shower will peak in Vancouver, BC skies on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, 2021. Here are some helpful tips on how to view the dazzling event. Photo via harpazo_hope / Getty Images
Ready to wish upon a shooting star?
What if you could wish on dozens of them in one celestial tour de force?
According to experts, this month will offer prime viewing conditions in Metro Vancouver for one of the best meteor showers of the year.
The Perseid meteor shower never fails to offer numerous, bright shooting stars for a breathtaking summer display. Best of all, the Perseid shower is one of the easiest to view from the Northern Hemisphere.
Marley Leacock, an astronomer at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, tells Vancouver Is Awesome that the Perseid meteors will appear to come from the north-northeast part of the sky.
“If you find the constellation Cassiopeia, just head a bit to the right, and you’ve found Perseus!” she exclaims.
The meteors can appear to come out of the constellation Perseus, which is why they call them the Perseids, adds Leacock.
Meteors can streak across the sky in all directions, however, so the radiant is not vitally important for viewing. “Looking up and in a general northern direction is fine,” she says.
Perseid meteor shower to peak in Vancouver
The shower will peak on Aug.12 and Aug. 13. When the sky is darkest — in the darkest hours after midnight — up to “50 to 80 meteors per hour can streak across the sky,” according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). And in the nights leading up to the peak, an increasing number of shooting stars will become visible, too.
Leacock notes that that the shower’s radiant is the highest in the sky during pre-dawn hours and there is less atmosphere to impact viewing. “Additionally, this year the Moon is just coming out of New Moon and heading towards First Quarter during the peak nights of the shower, so there is less light in the sky.”
Local stargazers should also try to get out of the city where light pollution may diminish the display’s brightness. From there, Leacock says you should lie on your back and look to the north.
But don’t make the astral outing a gaze-and-go kind of affair.
“Give yourself about an hour of viewing time,” she says. “Meteors come in bursts, and then it will be pretty quiet until the next one.”
Learn more about the Perseid meteor shower.
Location & Accommodation
This event will be held and hosted at:
Rain Forest Ranch Retreat – A Healing Sanctuary – Maple Ridge, B.C
**We always invite attendees to bring a dish to share in community, as sharing and “breaking bread” together is wonderful way to connect with each other**
Tenting – Bring your tent and your “nest” and enjoy sleeping outdoors in nature on this beautiful 5 Acre property.
Ceremonial/Communal Sleeping in the Ceremony Space – Please bring your “nest” – Pillows, blankets, trifold mattress(there are some available for those who may not have a mat for sleeping – there is plenty of comfortable sleeping space.)
Private Rooms – available on request and booking(shared Bathroom)
Swimming Pool – bring your trunks and towel for a refreshing dip in the pool!