Showering outdoors at night …

… is the annual Perseid meteor shower, which happens once every year when Earth’s orbit takes us through the tail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.  Apparently the Perseids will be happening this weekend.  This should be a good year for watching the Perseids, since it coincides with a new moon, unlike last summer when a full moon resulted in too much ambient light.

Tonight is cloudy/raining, but if we get a clear night this weekend, it might call for some star-watching, preferably away from the city light pollution.  This article by NASA states that the peak will be around 4:00 a.m Monday morning.  I think I’ll probably miss the peak.

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