I went out to my parents – there is a lot less light pollution out their way – and we sat out in the 21 degree, crisp, clear night (before the moon came up) and saw about one meteor a minute.
Amazing! And what a special time to spend with my parents.
It was fast and out of the corner of my eye I wasn’t sure at first what it was – but now I am sure it was one shooting star.
Crossing my fingers that tomorrow will be cloud free – that is the only thing that will stand in our way!
I have had this goal on here for so long and tomorrow just may be the day er..the night. The full moon might interfere with the full show, however from what I’ve been reading there should be a good window of time to see it starting around 730pm or so.
Me and my dad are going to watch it together. I need some “dad time” lol.
Photo: Star trails and a Geminids meteor over Georgia in 1985. CREDIT: Jimmy Westlake
Found this online: August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower’s peak usually occurs on August 13 & 14, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 – August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. The full moon will definitely be a problem this year, hiding the fainter meteors with its glare. But with up to 60 meteors per hour possible, it could still be a great show. Find a location far from city lights and look to the northeast after midnight.
I saw a couple, I think, but they were very faint and the light pollution might have affected it more than we thought.
At least I got to hang out with my friend!
and I am meeting a friend at 12pm to see if we can view the shower. I hope it is clear enough to see those shooters! I’ll report in tomorrow.
This has happened twice now – I want to check out the meteor shower and the sky has been full of clouds.
Next time! Amber
Ok – soooo I admit that I like to sleep and this will actually require me dragging my tired butt out of bed!
because the Annual Perseides shower campout is on the same weekend as the second Farmer’s Market we are putting on this year.
So, I’d like to catch a meteor shower. I always seem to be snoozing or up for it and the clouds are blocking my view.