080211b. You know how I haven't really been sleeping?
Well I just discovered a new reason to be thankful that we live in Montana, where the light pollution isn't nearly the problem it is in Los Angeles.
You see, I won't have to drive an hour to a place where I can see real stars.
And I might get to enjoy this year's Perseid meteor shower in a new way.
In my backyard.
And the best news? The best time to see it is when I've been struggling to find slumber ... especially in the next few days.
Maybe I'll use that time for my meditation.
Ahhhh ... I feel better already.
Check out this link about the shower ... so YOU can enjoy the Perseid meteors, too!
How to minimize moon and optimize 2011 Perseid meteor shower | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
In 2011, the legendary Perseid meteor shower – the northern hemisphere’s best summertime meteor shower – is expected to peak between midnight and dawn on Saturday, August 13. That night, however, the full moon will be shining brightly in the sky from dusk until dawn, obliterating all but the brightest Perseid meteors. Here’s how to minimize the moon and optimize the 2011 Perseid meteors.