Friday, August 14, 2009

Meteors, You Say?

I'm told, by expert people that there's been a meteor shower going on the last few days. Apparently, if you go out late at night, it will look like this:

Image credit: Brian Emfinger/NASA

Caption: Brian Emfinger of Ozark, Arkansas, photographed this early Perseid just after midnight on Sunday, July 26th

Unfortunately, around where I live it's looking more like this:

Image credit: Cropped from a NASA photo by Cujo359

minus the daylight, of course.

Still, it's supposed to be a great show. Sky And Telescope has a great description of what it might have looked like.

Sigh. Maybe next year.

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