Celestial August

Tonight I sat on my roof for over an hour watching the Perseid meteor shower. I saw eight of the brightest and longest shooting stars I've ever seen. I heard that you could see over 100 per hour... but I was in the middle of Bloomington, so I could only see the very center of the sky due to light pollution and the unnecessarily bright street lamp on the corner. I would have stayed out longer, but one can only lie on the pointy part of a roof for so long.

Next: Total Lunar Eclipse. Early Tuesday 28th (4:50am to after sunrise, Eastern Time). NASA has a page with times and more details.

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