Friday, August 14, 2009
Here it is mid-August, time for the great Perseid meteor shower, and I missed posting for its 8/11-12 peak-time. Sorry am I!! If you've seen the shower each year (or any year) you know how incredible it can be. The moon glared down from constellation Aries right next to the shower's radiant in Perseus, so it was a rather disappointing show. (The radiant is that red dot in the center.) If you're looking Northeast near midnight you can still catch them, out in open unlighted spaces. Perseids can appear in any part of the sky, but their tails always point back to the radiant.
Actual photos of Perseids trailing through the night sky.
Posted by Cathy at 7:01 PM