12 August 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is tonight! Check to see if there's a local astronomy club that's "setting up shop" (i.e., their ultra cool telescopes) somewhere in your area. Most of the time they're more than happy to let you take a look up into the heavens.

With no moon, this year's shower promises to be a spectacular one. There could be as many as 60 meteor streaks in the sky per hour. Plus, Mars will be visible as a red dot in the northeastern sky.

So get out away from the city lights, spread out a blanket under the stars, and enjoy the show!

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