Monday, August 12, 2013

don't miss the fireballs!

I've said before how much I love the night sky -- and tonight and tomorrow night, August 12 & 13, promise to be especially notable.

According to an article in the L.A. Times:
The Perseids were recently declared the fireball champion of annual meteor showers by Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.  
Fireballs are especially bright meteors that glow at least as brightly as Jupiter or Venus in the night sky. 
"We have found that one meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other," Cooke said in a statement. "It's the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on Aug. 12 and 13."
It begins at midnight, and increases as the night progresses. Don't miss the fireballs!