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Fireworks in the sky

Oct 22, 2014
15,806
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
If there ever is a time to go for a nighttime cruise or just hang out on a mountain top with a great view of the night sky, the next 3 nights are the best. Perseids meteor shower is returning to light up the sky. You can see meteors burning across the night sky, no special instruments needed.

Your best viewing will be where you can get away from the lights of the city. This link can give you info for your location and best viewing time


The meteors are made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as Perseus. The Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers because most years at its peak, one can see 60 to 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.

It is a great excuse to grab a blanket, your favorite person and go look up at the night sky.
 

Ward H

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Nov 7, 2011
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Catalina 30 Mk II Barnegat, NJ
Last weekend we enjoyed watching Venus set and Saturn rising, followed shortly by Jupiter.
Looking forward to the Perseids this weekend. Thanks for the link.
 
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