Tag Archives: Meteor Shower

Perseids Are Here!

A spectacular Perseid meteor shower is upon us, until August 14. The skies are especially dark during this phase of the new moon, its slender crescent just peeking above the horizon toward dawn. This only occurs every couple or three years, due to the … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: On the Distance of the Stars

This week brings with it some auspicious dates: December 21st is the Winter Solstice – the year’s shortest day and longest night, when the sun hits its southernmost point in the sky – and, according to some, the end of … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower

Last week, B. and I, clad in layers of fleece, down, and wool, headed out to watch the Perseid meteor shower. This stream of cosmic debris, stretched along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle, is named for the point it … Continue reading

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