Catch a Falling Star!
I have been reading about the Perseids Meteor Showers... wondering if I could see them from my house. We don't live near a "BIG" city, but there are small city lights nearby. Last night at midnight I decided to go out on our back deck and see if I could see the showers myself. I DID SEE THEM! Sometimes I thought I had just imagined seeing them, then I realized they are FAST! If you have a chance get outside late tonight and see them for your self... I live in the Pacific Northwest. People all over the world are witnessing them!
From WC Correspondents:
The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2000 years, with the earliest information on this meteor shower coming from the Far East. Some Catholics refer to the Perseids as the “tears of St. Lawrence”, since August 10 is the date of that saint’s martyrdom. Originating from the constellation Perseus, Perseid Meteor Showers are active this year 2010 from July 23 to August 24. However, it will peak on the night of August 12, 2010 where 60 or more meteors per hour will be visible in the sky.