Perseid Meteor Shower Will Still Be Active Sunday Night

Too bad the clouds moved in! I had clear skies until about 11 p.m. and saw some great Perseid meteors from 10:15 until that time. It’s never easy to capture meteors with a camera, but I had a gut feeling I’d get one on my first exposure — and it happened! The meteor glowed orange…
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Naked-Eye Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

To whet your appetite for the upcoming eclipse, nature has an opening act performing this weekend. It’s the annual Perseid meteor shower, a pleasant “rain” of fiery flashes coming to a sky near you. Each year in mid-August, Earth zips through the stream of grit and ice boiled off the nucleus of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during…
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What Will The Weather Be Like On Eclipse Day?

Everyone hoping to see the eclipse all share one thought — will it be clear? Looking into weather trends from previous Augusts, the western half of the path stands a better chance of clear skies than the eastern, but it’s still too early to predict local circumstances with confidence. The long range forecast (low confidence)…
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August 21 Total Solar Eclipse Compilation And Guide

This isn’t so much a blog as a compilation you can refer to when needed. I’ve included all the eclipse topics I’ve written on below. Click to go to those that interest you. More are in the works. What Will the Weather Be Like On Eclipse Day? Total Eclipse Rewind — July 28, 1851, The First…
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Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Two Weeks Till The Sun’s Turn!

Tonight’s the Full Sturgeon Moon, named for the fish that American Indians of the Great Lakes netted plenty of every August. A lunar eclipse always occurs two weeks before or after a solar eclipse. In other words — tonight! But it won’t be visible anywhere in the Americas or Canada. Europe, Asia Africa and Australia…
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