Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Starry Starry Night

Hey guys

Keep your eyes cast skywards during the mornings of 11th - 14th August as it's time once again for the Perseid meteor shower!  

"The peak of activity - when you might expect to see 20-30 meteors an hour is predicted to be between 00:30 and 03:00 BST on the morning of the 13th."

Read more about this fascinating phenomenon **here** 

As some slightly 'better' weather has been predicted for the next few days and the waning Lady Moon we may get a decent view! 

It's a busy old sky this month!  On 31st August - we'll have a "Blue Moon".  A "blue" moon happens when there are two full moons occurring within a calendar month - although it's 'blue' in name only!    

Ooh I say - I had a bit of Sir Patrick Moore moment then didn't I?!   

And ask me to say "fascinating phenomenon" again  on Friday evening after a couple of glasses of the pink stuff!

I'm off for a lie down!




3 comments:

  1. We get beautiful showers of shooting stars here. We often lie on the ground to watch.

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  2. We are expecting rain for the next week so we probably won't get to see anything. It seems to always happen when there is something exciting happening in the sky. However, we could use the rain.

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  3. Hi Kim, just found out I've been paired with you on Blueberry Heart's Autumn Swap. Looking forward to getting to know you and finding out what you like! Just going to browse through you blog ....

    Claire xx

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