Meteors Flying through the Sky

by Steve Ray on August 12, 2009

perseidMeteors_bruenjes_c1Tonight Janet and I we will be driving far into the country up North in Michigan to watch the Perseid Showers tonight. the farther we get from city lights, the more we’ll see the show. The highlight is August 12th.

The best viewing will be right after midnight in the NE sky (in Michigan). A typical observer under reasonably dark skies might hope to see a meteor every couple minutes when the bursts come, and fewer during lulls.

For more info visit the Yahoo site, Top Ten Facts, Wikipedia. Here are some videos if you want to go to bed tonight and watch the meteors from your computer in the morning :-)

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elm August 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Did you see any?

STEVE RAY HERE: YEAH, SOME WERE QUITE SPECTACULAR LEAVING LONG TAILS LINGERING BEHIND.

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