To catch a falling star

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Every year around august 11th – 13th the human race is treated to one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular light shows, cosmic fireworks, beautiful enough to inspire the most detailed artworks and the finest symphonies.

As the earth journeys through its orbit about the sun it encounters interplanetary debris left behind from the comet swift- Tuttle. As we ram through this cloud of particles, they plummet through our atmosphere burning up and creating an ephemeral streak of light.

This year dark skies will prevail; the moon will set early; setting the stage for a never disappointing show.

The perseid meteor peaks on the night of the 12th, so tonight.

Find a clear spot of sky away from any light pollution Face north-easterly, wrap up warm and enjoy the pageantry of the cosmos.Image

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