catch a falling star...

The next meteor shower is the Perseids on August 12. This year there’s no moonlight to interfere. The best time to watch is from 11 p.m. August 12 until dawn the next morning. The best direction to watch is wherever your sky is darkest. If you have a dark sky, you may see a meteor once a minute on average. The shower is also active for several days before and after its peak.
I look forward to this each and every year. Although I did not do so well in Astronomy class, I truly love the night sky.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty picture- I used to sleep out on the front lawn with my brother when we were teenagers for the perseids. I'll have to drag my kids outside for it this year.
Thanks for stopping by my blog- when I was a kid growing up in MA I wanted to live in ME- NH- or VT when I grew up. Then at 19 I came to VA & found it just as wonderful but a lot warmer & cheaper to live!