Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Catch a Shooting Star

In a recent magazine I receive there was an article on the meteor shower that is going to happen next Wednesday, November 18th. Here's what the article in Country Living's November issue had to say:

"Cast your eyes skyward to glimpse a dazzling celestial display, as the annual Leonides meteor shower - named for the constellation Leo, from which the meteors appear to originate - lights up the heavens on November 18th.

Astronomers predict one of the most dramatic shows in years. With dozens of shooting stars visible between midnight and sunrise. (Visit leonid.arc.nasa.gov to find out what to expect near you.) For the best view, head to an open space, away from the flow of street lamps, then watch as all-natural bursts of bright white, blue and green streak the night sky - and don't forget to make a wish."

Sounds delightful, doesn't it? I'll be on my roof. Where will you be?

8 comments:

Paul and Robyn said...

thanks for the heads up (no pun there!) Husband will be just getting into our home in Mexico. I will tell him to make sure to grab a cold one and head to the roof.

Tancho said...

Asleep

Charles said...

Sounds like a spectacular show - you should charge admission to your primo viewing point. However, considering your recent history, don't take a tumble from the roof!

Calypso said...

Cool tip - now the challenge - stay up after midnight :-)

Christine said...

Calypso is right. The best viewing is after midnight. Which is why I have never seen the show.

Babs said...

To all, I'm going to siesta that day and try to stay up to see this spectacular meteor shower. I don't think I've ever seen a shooting star!

So, I'll think of all of you when I'm up on the roof, even you Tancho while you're asleep! Ha....

Kay Cox said...

I'll be on the upstairs balcony with Kate's telescope or on the dock away from trees praying for clear skies over Charlotte.

Tina said...

We'll see it from the Arizona desert where we can see the Milky Way without a telescope!

Last year I lay in a lounge chair wrapped in blankets and counted more than 60 meteors one night--actually more like wee hours of the morning.

Our preferred viewing time isn't to stay up late--it's to get up super early around 4 a.m.

But we'll be thinking of you in SMA!