Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Seeing Stars

The Perseids Meteor shower peaked early this morning, so I hauled the crew (except for Little Guy who could give a rat's patootie) up at 4am to watch.

Incredible. We wrapped up and sat on the deck drinking decaf, and between the three of us, saw over 60 shooting stars within an hour.

We're in a perfect spot---up around 9000 feet, no city lights to dim the view.

What's really bizarre is that after we got back up later and I was sitting on the deck drinking high-octane coffee at about 9:30am----I could still see them in the blue sky! Never would I have expected that in a million years! Hubby was late to work because he came out and got caught up in it too.


A bit later, while Little Guy was getting his hair cut, I sat outside Great Clips and saw 3 in about 5 minutes.

There's a week or so left of shooting stars. If you get a chance, get up a couple of hours before dawn and catch them if you can!

20 comments:

Tricia said...

What an amazing sight your shooting stars must be and great to get such a good picture :)

Attila The Mom said...

aw heck, it isn't my picture! LOL

Chris H said...

Awesome!

Brenda said...

Zach and I had plans to watch but overcast and rain didn't allow it. We're hoping it'll clear up before it's over.

Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
The Perseid Meteor Shower will be on display in my area tonight. However, it’s been exceedingly foggy for days, so it may not be visible. Living right on the coast has its disadvantages! I’m glad you and your family were able to enjoy it.

Queen Goob said...

I am so getting up early to catch the show - how cool was YOUR morning.

(I guess i should check out the weather AND whether or not it will be visible down here.)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh how very cool. We'll have to stay up late with Mr. T's telescope ad do this--too cloudy tonight, but maybe tomorrow.

La La said...

Wow! That's so beautiful. I wonder if I could see that from LA? I'll check it out.

Blessings.

Traceytreasure said...

We see some at night when we're sitting in the hot tub. It's pretty cool. Did you make wishes on all the ones you saw? That's a lot of wishes....
If you did, I hope that they all come true!!
Hugs!!

Queen Goob said...

Dadgummit - it rained last night and then I trouble getting back to sleep....LOL

Stinkypaw said...

You're one lucky woman, especially if you wished upon each star! ;-)

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Oh man wondering can they be seen in Kentucky? When I lived in Michigan I seen the Northern Lights for the first time they were so awesome I wish i had taken pictures but nooooo :o)

Haley-O said...

You know, I SAW this (in Toronto Canada)! And, I didn't know what I was watching! I saw the beginning of it, I guess, on Saturday night. It was really spectacular!

Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
Well, as usual I missed it. I was a day off and the cloud cover was too thick to discern anything. Back to my cave…

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I bet you can see it so much better where you are. We have a much more open sky in our little slice of Hillbilly Hades and it makes for easy stargazing!

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Eileen said...

Sounds amazing. I wish I was there to see it. I love looking at the stars. Since we moved out to the country, I can actually see them again. I am going to check it out.

XOXOX

Jezebel said...

I think the month of August in general is known for it's numerous meteor/star showers. I recall growing up, we'd lay our sleeping bags on the driveway and just stare at the sky for hours upon hours.

La La said...

I want to come to where you are and see them. Our night skies are dense with smog of late!

Big Pissy said...

That sounds so amazing! :)