Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Perseid Meteor Showers

I love watching the sky. I watch the seasons change through it, the light cold blue of winter, to the deep blue of summer. The stars amaze me. Though I do not know where all the different constilations are, I can always find the BIG dipper, the North Star, and Orion. One of the first things I asked Kira when she got to Argentina was, "Have you seen the Southern Cross"? It is only seen in the Southern Hemisphere. So, when the Perseid meteor shower is underway I love going out late at night and watching the many "shooting stars".

If you have never done this...take the time in the next few days to enjoy heaven's fireworks.
You will have to go someplace dark, even the moon sometimes gives off to much light to get a good "show".

I wish I could say I took this picture but I got it off spaceweather.com

The forecasters say the best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, August 12th. The glaring Moon sets around 2:00 a.m., and that's when the Perseids could appear in numbers as high as 60 per hour. The best displays will be seen from rural areas with dark skies. Sky maps, photos and more information are available at http://spaceweather.com/.


Jan said...

I think I might have to get us up and take a peek. That is the things I love the most, is the things that have God written all over them. This would be one of those things. Thanks so much for the sharing of this.

linda said...

We have a man in our camping club that is totally into this type of thing...lucky for us, he brings his telescope with him and points things out to us at night. He pointed out the space station overhead on Saturday night...very cool!

Anonymous said...

How neat!


Hi Janiecce,
For a moment,I thought that you did take the picture :) It's awesome at anyway! Thanks for visiting me and sorry that you hate to iron. I hate to wash the bathroom floor! and I hate to weed and can prove that..you should see my flower, no I mean weed garden :)
See you.