Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Starry Night: Last Night's Meteor Shower

I had the privilege of staying outside on our back deck last night and watching the meteor shower. I haven't been able to do that in a very long time and it was one of the greatest experiences I've had-I remember way back(about a year or so ago) when my friends and I would make a night of just laying outside and watching the stars.

I missed that and last night helped me realize I can do that again, just in a different way.

If you missed the shower last night, you missed something truly amazing! A lot of different places quoted different times the shower would peak, but I found that around 11:00pm-12:00am was the strongest(I stayed out until 1:00am, but didn't see much).

I saw some of the most beautiful meteors I've ever seen too-It was like you could actually see them burning up in Earth's atmosphere in a brilliant red/orange/yellow color...

What I don't get is not a lot of people were able to see ANY meteors-When I talk to some of my friends and other random people, they told me they didn't see a thing. I wonder if it was just because of the city lights?

Anyway, I'm going to try to go back out tonight and see if I can catch some more. Truth be told, I just enjoy being under the stars :-)

On an off topic, the family is going to go shopping today so I have decided to skip Wednesday's featured artist. My sister goes off to college in a week(YIKES), so were all getting last minute shopping details done, helping her pack and decided what to take, etc.

But that's another post.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Love and Energies.

1 comment:

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Ooo - I'm jealous! It's been forever since I've seen a meteor!