Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meteor Shower



Heads up everybody. The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak. The show begins after sunset tonight and continues until dawn on Wednesday, August 12th. Sky watchers could see dozens of meteors per hour.

For more info...

The Perseids Are Coming

If you've never seen one, now's your chance. They are spectacular.

16 comments:

Z said...

Wow, who knew? Thanks, Cube.
Plus, it's a nice respite from feeling like our country's falling apart (unless one of these things HITS us, right?! :-)

cube said...

I know how you feel. Everyday there is an avalanche of crappy events and it can be overwhelming sometimes.

BTW the Perseids are very tiny and all they do is provide a beautiful show when they hit the atmosphere and burn up.

jan said...

Thanks for the heads up. I remember seeing several heavenly shows in the past, always memorable

RightKlik said...

Awesome. Thanks for info.

Ananda girl said...

Oooh... I wonder if it shows here too? I'll go out and look! Well, when it's time anyway.

Thanks!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

We're very fortunate to have JPL right here in Pasadena.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Thing is, we have had like, this venus cloud cover for the past few days. I hope it clears tonight.

DaBlade said...

If wishes are granted that are uttered at a shooting star, then obama's agenda is doomed.

Brooke said...

Thanks for the heads up, Cube!

crazy4coens said...

thanks for the heads up!

Chuck said...

I remember once when I was a kid we were camping this time of year. We sat up until 3:00 in the morning watching the Peseid's.

Think me and my wife are going to crack a couple of beers and sit in the back yard tonight. Have a nice big yard in the country and it looks clear.

Jessica said...

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cube said...

There was just too much cloud cover when I checked at 9pm and then midnight. We couldn't even see stars.

I did manage to see 2 meteors when I went outside at 6:15 am. All I had was a small open patch of sky without clouds and was only out for a few minutes. Judging by that, it must've been a prolific show.

Did anyone else have better luck?

crazy4coens said...

We also have a cloud cover - I saw only 1 at about 10:30 pm. I'll try again tonight - but it's still quite cloudy round here.

cube said...

Jessica: Thanks for visiting my blog. Drop by again when you're not too busy gunking up my comment section with your odious spam.

cube said...

I just read on SpaceWeather.com that the meteor showers could be active tonight as well.