Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

Check out the Perseids this weekend!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

10-08-2007 18:42 CDT

Topics:

Every year for my brother's birthday the heavens put on a nice meteor show. Peaking around August 12 (happy birthday, Neil!), the Perseid meteor shower is one of the better-known ones in the northern hemisphere, if only because it's on a nice summer night. This year it's especially good because it's happening over a weekend (making it easier to stay up late) and during a new Moon (making it much much easier to spot meteors).

I am probably the worst space blogger to try to tell you anything about the meteor shower, because I am in no way an astronomer, for the primary reason that I am strictly not a night person. As soon as the Sun goes down, so do I. Fortunately, Bruce Betts has stepped up to provide much more useful information: "Don't Miss a Great Perseid Meteor Shower and a Total Lunar Eclipse."

In addition, you can read 12 shower observing tips provided by The Bad Astronomer. And, for those of you who, like me, would rather ride on the coattails of more dedicated skywatchers than make yourself all grouchy next day by staying up late, Spaceweather.com is a good place to find amazing photos of any space event from all over the world.

 
See other posts from August 2007

 

Or read more blog entries about:

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

Essential Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program 
provides each Society member 
a voice in the process.



Funding is critical. The more 
we have, the more effective 
we can be, translating into more 
missions, more science, 
and more exploration.

Donate

Featured Images

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars
Venus' glowing nightside from Akatsuki
Artist's impression of Makemake and its moon
Simulated view of the lunar farside: 22 days old
More Images

Featured Video

Intro Astronomy 2016. Class 13: The Sun (cont.), Stars, and Galaxies

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!