Saturday, August 11, 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower

This year's new moon makes viewing conditions ideal for the annual meteor shower. The Perseids peak tonight just after midnight and continue through tomorrow night. Look northeast for "a meteor a minute," according to the Farmer's Almanac. Because it never rains in southeast Missouri these days, and we're never even granted the shade of a few clouds, we'll be out on the porch after midnight looking skyward. If you can't see it where you are, you can always watch a video of it on NASA's website.

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