Prepare for Perseids

The Perseid Meteor Shower approaches!

Great info on EarthSky’s meteor shower guide and from Astronomy magazine’s Perseid Meteor Shower article.

From Astronomy.com: “If predictions hold, observers across eastern Europe and northern Asia could witness 100 meteors per hour if they watch under clear dark skies. Viewers in North America should see up to 80 meteors per hour — still an average of more than one per minute — in the hour or two before twilight starts to break shortly after 4 a.m. local daylight time. If cloudy skies prevail on the 12th, look on the morning of the 13th, when rates will be somewhat lower but still impressive.”

And to get in a meteor mood, watch this video of “What is a Shooting Star?” by They Might Be Giants.

An Astronomommy Paint.NET original. My astronomonsters saw me doodling this meteor picture and thought the reclining lady looked like me, so then they started requesting themselves be painted in, too, so they are, sort of. :)

An Astronomommy Paint.NET original. My astronomonsters saw me doodling this meteor picture and thought the reclining lady looked like me, so then they started requesting themselves be painted in, too, so they are, sort of. 🙂

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