Turning Archive 2007

OT: Anyone watching the Perseid Meteor Shower?

steve antonucci
>Last night (after a cloudy prior night), once my infants were in bed for the night and I had enough of Xmen 2 with commentaries, we spread a blanket on the deck, and laid down to look up at the night sky. Within a few minutes, we were rewarded with our first Perseid streaking across the sky towards Vega. (I knew that star chart would come in handy some day!)

We spent three hours looking up, identifying constellations, and occassionally being wowed by a "shooting star". In total, we saw probably 8-10 Perseids and a few that weren't Perseids. We also saw a bunch of satellites (or other space junk in orbit) that made for an exciting night with the family. Tonight is probably our last ditch effort.

If you get a chance, set up a blanket and look up tonight. It's worth the price of admission.


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