Tonight: A reminder of your insignificance
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog likes to report the occasional celestial phenomenon, so Stephanie Quan sends along this tip:
“Perseid Meteor Shower TONIGHT
Go outside tonight after midnight. If there isn’t too much air pollution or cloud cover, there will be a spectacular meteor shower in the Northeast (strongest in the pre-dawn hours). If you’re out in open, dark country, you might see up to 60 shooting stars an hour.
The Perseid meteoroids are debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet, which takes 130 years to circle the sun. Swift-Tuttle is part of a comet kin from the Oort Cloud. Most comets from this cloud don’t make it close to earth, but a few have been pulled into a trajectory closer to the earth, creating beautiful meteor showers several times a year.”
It’s currently rainy and miserable at this Bwogger’s house. Anyone in luck with nice weather?