Tag: Perseid meteors

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 »

Watch for the Perseids---August 12, 13, 14

Watch for the Perseids---August 12, 13, 14
The Perseid meteors are one of the highlights of summer.  Remnants of the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Earth passes through this debris field every August, a reliable annual event  lighting up August nights.  On a good clear night, over 100 meteors have been reported in an hour! This meteor shower also comes at peak vacation time in... Read more »
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Supermoon--and Perseids--August 10

Supermoon--and Perseids--August 10
There’s a big sky show coming August 10.  The Perseid Meteors will be making their appearance  with a bright full moon. The full moon of August 10 is one of the three super summer moons–July, August and September. All three are popularly called supermoons and mark the moon’s closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.... Read more »

Here Come the Perseids!

Here Come the Perseids!
The annual sky show of the Perseid Meteors will  peak this weekend, August 10-13. The Chicago Tribune  reports the best time to see them in this area is after midnight, in the predawn hours of Sunday, August 11. Clear skies are forecast overnight, and  the crescent moon will set before midnight. What could you see?  Possibly,... Read more »