Archive for August 2016

Nights of the Perseid meteors

Nights of the Perseid meteors
An annual event, the Perseid meteors put on a sky show in late July and early August, as the Earth passes through the debris field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The peak of the shower is expected to be the nights of August 11-12. This year, the moon is a  quarter moon, which is a lovely... Read more »

Power outage? Let's go camping!

Power outage? Let's go camping!
July 2016 is in the record books now, as the 3rd rainiest July in Chicago history.  More rain in a couple of  hours than in an entire month, according to Tom Skilling. and along with the rain comes flash flooding and power outages. For me, every time it rained last month, there was static on... Read more »