Thursday, 11 August 2016

Perseids... No sleep tonight..!


"The ether never blazed with  futile  fires. " Manilius 

Tonight and early tomorrow morning the darkened skies will blaze with the fires of the Perseids. .. well I hope it will.

The forecast doesn't looks to promising,  but that has never stopped this optimistic astronomer from ever setting out the deckchairs.

This year's shower is apparently going to deliver more meteors than last year.. I can't wait.... !
Again.... the best time to observe will be from midnight tonight until early morning. Or in my case from midnight until I fall asleep in the deckchair....!

I hope wherever you are, that you have clear skies and the opportunity to catch some of those falling stars...

Note to self: remember to make chai tea this afternoon..

Clear Perseids skies

Mark..

Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...