Close to Edmonton and St. Albert, but far enough out for a fresh country experience.  Memory Lane Campground offers opportunities to enjoy activities on-site and in the area.

SKY-WATCHING

Remember when you could watch for shooting stars, see the Northern Lights and look for the "man-in the moon"?  Memory Lane Campground is far enough from city lights that you can enjoy seeing the night sky.

Celestial Events for the 2018 seaso


·  May 29 - Full Moon.

·  June 13 - New Moon.

·  June 21 - June Solstice.

·  June 27 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.

·  June 28 - Full Moon.

·  July 12 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 26.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.

·  July 13 - New Moon.

·  July 27 - Full Moon.

·  July 27 - Mars at Opposition. The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.

·  July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year, blocking out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

·  August 11 - New Moon.

·  August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

·  August 17 - Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 45.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the bright planet in the western sky after sunset.

·  August 26 - Full Moon.

·  August 26 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 18.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

·  September 7 - Neptune at Opposition. The blue giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Neptune.

·  September 9 - New Moon.

·  September 23 - September Equinox..

·  September 25 - Full Moon. .

·  October 8 - Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 8th. This will be an excellent year to observe the Draconids because there will be no moonlight to spoil the show.

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    Birdwatching

     Every  summer day at Sandy Beach:  Look for wading and water birds at the causeway 


    Local Attractions

    Make Memory Lane your base for enjoying local attractions and events.  Get information about locations and routes at the campground.

    Pancake Breakfast

    May 20, 2018:  The Sun and Sand Rec League is featuring a Pancake Breakfast at Sandy Beach Hall from 9 to 12 noon.

    $7 per person; under 5 are free. 

    All guests of Memory Lane Campground and RV Park are welcome to attend.  Enjoy good food and rural hospitality on your first long weekend of the year. 










     

     

     

     



     

     

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