Sunday 3 August 2014

Perseid Alert, People!

Yes, it's that time of the year again, when the most enjoyable meteor shower of the year hits our skies again, the Perseids.

I say most enjoyable, because the honour of being the richest and easiest to view goes to the December Geminids these days, which to my way of thinking never used to be the case. But clear skies in December mean freezing cold and falling off appendages, something you don't need to worry about with the Perseids, which can be watched from a comfy garden chair (best after midnight) with a glass of something cool and pleasant to hand.

Without catching hypothermia.

August 12th is the shower maximum, but meteors will be visible over the next few nights until then, gathering in number each evening. Perseid meteors tend to be quite swift moving, but they are still easy to see, and if you are really lucky, a fireball, a very bright meteor that leaves a trail, and burns up perhaps in a flash of pink and green.

You'll never know unless YOU LOOK UP.

More information here;

Meteorwatch Guide

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