Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Perseids and the Milky Way

Perseids Meteor showers are at their peak August 12th - 13th. Viewed best in the Northwest sky after the moon sets.


As I child I studied our solar system, never really understanding that it is just a very tiny spec inside the Milky Way galaxy.

Where we live the skies are dark at night. On a clear night you can see the Milky Way, thousands of stars stretched across the sky in a thick band. If you have never seen the Milky Way make time to do it at least once in your lifetime. It will take your breath away.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

This reminds me of my "Where Stars Are Born" quilt. Thanks for sharing.

bindu said...

Isn't it fascinating! How great to be able to see if from where you are.

Jackie said...

sadly, as is usual with us, the sky was cloudy so we looked but couldn't see the Persiads.

Plays with Needles said...

I would LOVE to see it one day...are you inviting me?? *grin

india said...

we sleep under dark skies too...next spectacular show will be the Orionids in October