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.

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Celestial Events for the 2019 Season.

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·         August 9 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 19.0 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.

·         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 nearly full moon will block out most of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

·         August 15 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This moon has been known as the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.

·         September 9 - 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. Due to its extreme distance from Earth, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.

·         September 14 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 04:34 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox each year.

·         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 night of the 8th. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving fairly dark skies for observing. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

  • bout 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by

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    Events

    Enjoy some quiet time in the country, away from the noise and hustle.



    Check out the Virtual Tour at https://youtu.be/aTpO4J8200I

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    Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Sun and Sand Recreation League

    Date: Sunday, August 4
    Location: Sandy Beach Hall
    Time: 9 to noon
    Price: $7 per person; 5 years and under are free.

    All kids can ask for a Mickey Mouse pancake.

    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.




     



     

     

    RR# 1, Onoway, Alberta; GPS Location 56309 Range Road 13;

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    Telephone:  780-995-5555