Monday, August 6, 2007

The sky is falling! Aug 12.

Or, at least it will be. Every year for my birthday there is a meteor shower -- just for me*. The Perseid meteor shower. This year it's going to be wonderful, because there's a new moon, thus the sky will have no light pollution from the moon. I hope hope hope the weather will cooperate because I plan to be in the middle of nowhere staring at the sky. *(My astrological sign is really Narcissus - look to the right of Leo and you'll see a square - it's the mirror that Leo looks into.)

From the NASA website: Got a calendar? Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write "all night" and "Meteors!" Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won't miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.

If scientists use exclamation points you know it has to be good.



For the first 18 years of my life we would be on vacation in Maine, on a lake, in a cabin for my birthday. And we would go out and oooh and aaaah at the meteors. And sing snippets of two songs: "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day..." and "Are the stars out tonight, I don't know if it's cloudy or bright, 'cause I only have eyes for you......." It's a wonderful thing...

So plan ahead.

Maybe if I get a new camera for my birthday I'll try to photograph some.

9 comments:

DangerDoll said...

VERY, VERY cool! I'm a complete and unapologetic dork for astrological phenomena. I'm really glad you pointed this out because I was unaware. Circled!

NoRegrets said...

I used to be in the astronomy club in high school. No joke...

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Astronomy club, I am so not surprised

/captained the Academic Decathalon team

NoRegrets said...

I was also on the Math team. Lettered in it. so there...

Gyuss Baaltar said...

We used to be so smart. What happened?

NoRegrets said...

Speak for yourself, baby...

Susan said...

Are we revealing our secret school stereotypes here? I was a D&D lovin, elfquestin' band geek. No surprise, eh?

Gyuss Baaltar said...

and that's why we all get along so great!

/woulda gotten my bard to level 7 if Dagromm hadn't been so stingy with the xp

NoRegrets said...

I must say, I did not get enough time playing D&D. I really loved it, but the Master was in my sister's class (3 years ahead) and there was noone else afterwards. awww...