I’m going totally out of my box here, and posting some NASA news… No, not National Accessories & Shoes Associates’ news, but the real NASA.
I’m not just all about Hollywood stars here, I’m on top of what’s going on in the sky and the real stars as well.
Tonight is the night to go outside, turn off all the lights on your backyard and lay down on a big blanket and just watch out for the stars. Look North and keep your eyes on the sky.
No moonlight, but meteors! Also there is supposed to be Perseid Earthgrazers–meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping the surface of a pond.
Don’t expect the 4th of July type of fireworks here, these Earthgrazers are rare. If you are lucky, you’ll see one of two in an hour. Earthgrazers are colorful and gracefully slow. People who see one talk about it for years.
Me and kids are packing a late night picnic, and heading to the Durango Airport.
Matt had a rough night at work on the other night. He lost a patient in his helicopter (for the first time), and we are going to cheer him up and spend a late late evening at the airport with him while he is working, and watch some meteors. He even promised I’d get to use the night vision goggles – he said it has been awesome couple of nights seeing all the shooting stars and meteor showers. And if our plan fails, and he is called to save somebody, at least we’ll get to see some action and him taking off with his medical crew.
I thought, the summer is almost over, and kids would love to have an exciting mid-night picnic by the airport.
Ps. Best time to see the meteors is any time after 8 PM at your local time, going through the whole night.