Monday, August 12, 2013

Perseid Meteors...

I got up extra early this morning (about 3 am) so I could go out and watch the Perseid meteors, which peaked tonight.  They put on quite a show!  In 20 minutes I saw 27 meteors.  Most of them were the typical streak of light about as bright as a star, but four of them were much bigger and brighter than any star.  One of these came more-or-less straight toward me, making only a short streak just to the north of the Pleiades.  Another of them went straight overhead, moving toward the southwest – and making a visible smoke trail that persisted for a minute or so.


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