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How Not to Capture a Meteor Shower

One not-too-particularly starry night while I reminisced with friends about high school triumphs and shenanigans, I noticed several people ascending the hill behind us. Not knowing any of the observers particularly well, I stayed my ground to enjoy the free Indian food my friend’s parents happily provided. 834 more words

Digital Photography

Pumpkin, Autumn, Christmas, Meteor showers and 30for30

First off, it’s Autumn (sort of as it doesn’t technically start until the 23rd of Sept, but whatever) and I got to kick my morning off with pumpkin munchkins from Dunkin’ Donuts!   816 more words

30 Before 30

Planet named for Roman god of the sea makes special appearance tonight

Sky watchers will want to turn to the heavens tonight for a special event, but binoculars and a sky chart may be necessary.

Neptune, the fourth largest planet, will be in opposition tonight, which occurs when Earth comes closest to to the blue-hued planet each year. 158 more words


Aug 24-30 Meteors

The usual Arizona monsoon weather kept the number of detected meteors down this past week. We did get one very clear night (Aug 28/29) which saw 38 meteors imaged. 211 more words


Perseid Meteor Shower

The air was still thick and humid at 11pm, left over from a 100-degree August afternoon that sautéed everything in its path. But moisture slowly seeped from pockets of muddy grass, as I lay on my back with arms folded behind and sunk my spent muscles into the blanketed ground. 1,340 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Perseids: Meteor Shower

I just love nature, especially star-gazing so when I realised that the peak of the Perseids meteor shower was peaking on a night when I wasn’t due at work the next day (18th August), I inevitably had to stay up. 143 more words


Perseid Meteor Shower

When I was little, my mom would take me outside to lie in the driveway and stare at the stars. But, as kids tend to do, eventually I would get bored and want to go inside. 412 more words

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