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Catch a Falling Star

Every August we are treated to a spectacular light show here at Patchwork Farm with the annual occurrence of the Perseid meteor shower.

“The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. 295 more words

August 14 Meteors

The peak may be passed but the Perseids were still producing healthy numbers on the night of the 14th. Since this night was the clearest of the past few, my system actually detected more meteors tonight than the two nights bracketing the peak. 112 more words

Meteors

Room to Breathe and Love

  With prevailing uneasiness and despair in my heart, I tried to remember to breathe, which is hard to do when we are witnessing increasing malevolence and ill-will through the vile actions of bigots and racists. 696 more words

Perseids Meteor Shower; Just the Facts!

Image Credit & Copyright: Jakob Knutsson from Falun, Sweden on August 21, 2016. See his links below.

Synopsis: Saturday night, August 12, until pre-dawn twilight on Sunday, August 13 the annual Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak.  968 more words

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Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

There is something of beauty about the First Quarter Moon, hanging in the south-western sky in early evening just above the horizon, finally setting just past the Midnight hour. 965 more words

Lunar Cycles

Videos | What's Up - July 2017, NASA At Mars, and Three Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data

Prepare for the August eclipse by observing the moon phases this month. Plus, two meteor showers peak at the end of the month.

jpl.nasa.gov: Videos | What’s Up – July 2017 17 more words
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Meteor Showers

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Comets and meteors could hardly seem more different. A comet typically appears as a diffuse ball of glowing gas and dust, often with one or two majestic tails trailing from it. 1,107 more words

Interstellar Matter