Monday, August 10, 2009

Perseid Meteor Showers

I learned from K-Sue of Created for Good Works about the Perseid Meteor Showers. The night of August 12/13 should be the peak, according to Meteor Showers Online. which even shows how to locate Perseus in the night sky to determine whether you're seeing Perseids or some other meteors.

Gary Kronk says to lie in a lawn chair and let your eyes drift over the night sky, preferably sometime after midnight, and away from street lights. In our case, that means behind a building away from the security lights, which are the rural equivilent of street lights but in the back yard.

If I can't sleep the next few nights, I'll just get up and go lie in a lawn chair and watch the free show.


  1. Thanks for the linkup! And since you are in South Georgia, and I am in Central Florida, we can just ignore that advice about wrapping up in a blanket while we watch :)

  2. We never get to see them here...too many city lights. But one year we were at the dive in and there they were once the movie ended and all the cars cleared out! Thanks for reminding us...we might have to take a drive into the country! gail

  3. Not sure I'll ever fined myself outside lounging in a lawn chair after midnight looking for the Perseid Meteor Showers, but it sounds fascinating. We do sometimes see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) up here in WI.

  4. It was overcast on this night for us! :( Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen any cool astrological sitings b/c of this!


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