Sunday, August 12, 2007

Look Up for Shooting Stars!

Tonight, look up in the skies and maybe you will see a shooting star or two! It's the annual Perseid meteor shower which will be visible all night long. The above star map should help locate where to be looking, but I know you won't be able to see that many stars locally. This year's viewing conditions should be better than last year due to the phase of the moon. Last year, I took a little time to watch and I did see several. While its best to go far from the city, based on my experience it's not completely necessary.

TV weathermen should have further details on the meteor shower. Or, if you are getting tired of listening to all that music on your ipod, you could download biweekly podcasts from Chicago's Adler Planetarium here.


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