Sky note: perseid shower

Best viewing tonight!

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While puttering on Friday, one of my radio favs – Science Friday – announces the peak viewing of the perseid shower… tonight!  My ears perk up.  I put down the task at hand and search out some tiny gold scraps.  One gold nugget ring on the way, meteor-powered.  Now you know I’m a geek.  Did you suspect it?

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Step outside tonight after midnight and take a look up.  This time each year, our amazing earth hurtles through the debris-strewn orbital path of comet Swift-Tuttle. The sky show ensues.  Peak viewing this year is the dark night of August 11-12, and the 12-13.  Find a wealth of information about this night sky treat here.

Take a peek.  It’s worth it.  Feel small.

 

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2 Comments to Sky note: perseid shower

  1. Marilyn's Gravatar Marilyn
    August 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    LOVE, LOVE THIS RING!!! I think a stack of 3 (5!!) would be … just what the doctor ordered :)