Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shooting Stars

{photo by Mila via Wikimedia Commons}

I am fascinated with astronomy and outer space. I love star watching, shooting stars, and imagining the possibilities out there. The time, space, and distance of the universe utterly enthralls me and boggles my mind at the same time. On vacation in Yosemite last summer, one of my favorite activities we did was an evening star gazing "tour" where we went out into a field and were "led" on a tour of the stars. Just beautiful!

Every year in August, the Perseid meteor shower peaks. Around August 12-13, up to 60 meteor's an hour can be seen! You need to be somewhere dark, far away from city lights for best viewing. I'm hoping to see lots of shooting stars this year!

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