Posted by / 13 August 2010 /

Perseid Meteor Shower

I love the night sky.

For many years I have enjoyed watching the night sky for various planets, meteor showers, comets, whatever interesting events that may come into it. Tonight was no exception!

Every August we are given the opportunity to see the Perseid Meteor Shower but some years are better than others. This year was one of the good ones. With a waning moon that set early, we had dark skies with little interference from clouds. I saw my first meteor around 10:50.

The meteors were slow coming on but picked up speed around midnight. I didn't see the 100/hr that some said we'd see, but I bet I saw 30!

I don't have a good enough camera to pick up the meteor shower, but if you go to National Geographic, they always have great photos!

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