Friday, August 11, 2006

Shooting Stars

Keeping with the celestial theme.

This weekend the Perseid meteor shower is at its height. It's going to be tricky this year, because the moon will spoil most of the fun. But it's worth a look, if you happen to be in a place where stargazing is good. NASA recommends that you try between 8:30 and 10:00 pm. Details are at their site here.

This haiku is from

Almost dawn--
a bright meteor flashes
into a summer sea

Zhanna P. Rader

If you're somewhere where you can watch the Perseids over the sea, I envy you.