Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Leonid Meteor Shower

I just heard that this week is a great time for meteor watching. Apparently, the Leonid Meteor Shower will reach it's peak at dawn tomorrow. I am not an astronomer, far from it, but I do enjoy a good meteor shower; especially the wishing part. There is something magical about watching burning debris shooting stars fly across the night sky.  If you have the will power to pull yourself out of bed that early, God bless. I'm heading up to the roof top with a blanket, a cup of hot coco and my personal walking heating device (my husband). It's a bit cloudy tonight so I might not see anything but I'll try again tomorrow.

Let me know how many meteors you count. Scientist predict up to 20 per hour. What a show!

To learn more about this natural light show, read Lisa Grossman's article on Wired Science.

Take care!

References and Picture Credit
Grossman, Lisa. "Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday." Wired 16 Nov. 2010. 16 Nov. 2010


  1. What a beautiful sight! That photo is phenomenal :-)

  2. Isn't it just. I wish that's what the sky had looked like but I saw nothing all week. But then again, I didn't wake up just before dawn. Maybe next year.
    Thanks for commenting!

  3. Whoa, that's a great picture. I love meteor showers, but I haven't seen one since I was a kid. That's kind of sad, huh?

    PS. You have an awesome last name.

  4. Dear Helena,
    Meteor Showers are harder to see that we think. You've got to have your eyes glued to the sky at all times. Sigh. Someday maybe.

    Thanks for commenting.

    P.S. Thanks! I got the last name through marriage, I love it even more. :)


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