Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Perseids over Meteora
Posted on 08/10/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: The two bright meteors flashing through this night skyscape from August 7 are part of the ongoing Perseid meteor shower. In the direction indicated by both colorful streaks, the shower's radiant in the eponymous constellation Perseus is at the upper right. North star Polaris, near the center of all the short, arcing star trails is at the upper left. But also named for its pose against the sky, the monastery built on the daunting sandstone cliffs in the foreground is part of Meteora. A World Heritage site, Meteora is a historic complex of lofty monasteries located near Kalabaka in central Greece.
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My vision ain’t what it used to be.. but Thanks!
What an incredible universe we live in..
Until a big asteroid sucks into us.. ouch.
Perseids peak tomorrow overnight into Monday .... crescent Moon sets early evening so it won’t interfere this year.
Thanks for letting me know. Tired tonight after a bit of a busy day. Looking forward to church and to take it easy the rest of the day. Worth the wait.
Yeah, that would be bad. :’)
I tried going out to Grand Haven to see ‘em, but there was too much overcast. Beautiful night though.
I never wind up seeing much, but this is supposed to be a pretty good one.
Just spend about half an hour on a very clear and nice Alabama night. I saw one big one, had a nice red color in the tail and then two smaller pale yellow ones.
After a while, I started to attract too many skeeters, so I’m back inside.
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