Sunday, August 12, 2007

Spectacular Show in the Sky Tonight

This year the new moon of August comes on Sunday, the 12th, perfectly timed to bring dark, moonless nights around the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Moreover, Earth should pass through the shower's richest part around 1AM ET on August 13th -- so North Americans and western Europeans should have the best seats in the house.

Dean and I are going to sit out back on the deck, and have a glass of wine, and watch for falling stars tonight. Sound romantic?

(I know, they are not stars, but stardust, meteoroids to be exact, but falling stars sounds better to the poet in me).

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