19th Century engraving
It's been a hell of a week for viewing the night sky.
Last night we had one of the most amazing lightning displays I have ever witnessed. And tonight we get the Perseid meteor shower.
I've been out a few times tonight and the cloud cover hasn't been friendly toward us star-gazers. I've heard that the best time to see some hot meteor action will be between 4AM and 5AM EST, so I'm hoping to wake up around then for a peek.
You gonna watch?
UPDATE - 12:39 AM EST - I was just outside for about 5 minutes. The clouds have dissipated and it's a pretty clear night out. I guess the main guns haven't fired yet, because I saw only a handful of meteors while I was out there. Two or three of them, however, were really freakin' bright! Looked like they were burning up in the atmosphere just above my head. I'm definitely gonna try to make it outside every couple of hours tonight. Hell, I wake up every 2 hours anyway. Might as well take in the scenery.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Do we get to make a wish on all those "falling stars"?