Monday, August 11, 2008

Shooting Stars on my Birthday

Matt and I are headed off on a little 2-day camping trip to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower, which just so happens to be best visible at 2am on the very morning of my birthday!
(August 12th) The meteor shower happens around the same time every year and can be viewed anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you want to see the meteors, go somewhere away from city lights (if possible). Bring a sleeping bag or lawn chair, kick back and watch the skies. Try to look in the direction that the sky is darkest. You will probably see a meteor about once a minute on average (fewer if your sky is light polluted). The meteors will be visible for a few days before and after the peak viewing time, so keep an eye out.

2 comments:

Freckles said...

Camping and meteors....So much fun!

Happy Birthday!

Lisa Lee said...

Sounds very romantic! :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I'm sure you did. :)