Saturday, August 11, 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower

I live out in the high desert now. Around 4,000 ft msl (1.333 meters) and my house is out on the eastern edge of the city. Raw, virgin desert is less than 1 km to the east. I am about 10 miles (16 km) from the center of town.

MAYBE it is dark enough right here at my house to see the Perseid meteor shower.

A little past midnight, but before the sky begins getting daylight is the best time to look. Towards the northeast.

If you know the constellation Cassiopeia it will be near there. Cassiopeia is shaped like a big W and is pretty obvious.