Friday, August 10, 2007
Perseides Meteor Show This Weekend
I am a huge fan of meteor showers. I was once on top of a volcano in Maui during the annual Leonid shower and it was spectacular. If you venture out late Saturday night into a dark area, you may see as many as two meteors a minute. They will eminate from Cassiopeia (the big W in the sky). What you are seeing is tiny dust particals from the Swift-Tuttle comet brushing against our atmosphere and burning up. These particles are smaller than sand yet appear to be huge when they light up and race across the sky. So get your honey, spread out a big blanket under the moonless sky and enjoy the show!