Everyone knows I love the night sky as much as I love nature, and so…
I’m sharing the skywatching love!
This is to let you know that there’s a meteor shower tonight and through the weekend.
It’s official name is the Delta Aquarid meteor shower.
The show starts in the wee hours tonight.
Try watching about 1 or 2 a.m. The falling stars should be delighting us until sunrise.
If you miss tonight (late Friday), try again the same time Saturday night. (1 or 2 a.m. through dawn on Sunday morning). These times are the same for everyone, no matter where you are in the world.
This isn’t a super-charged meteor shower. But it is known for shooting stars that leave long glowing tails. So the Delta Aquarids do have something extra-special to offer.
Also good, there isn’t a particular corner of the heavens you need to watch.
You can see them anywhere.
According to the experts these meteors zing about willie-nillie, appearing everywhere in the night sky. All you need is a patch of darkness, with as little light pollution as possible, and then sit back and watch the show.
I will certainly be out there.
Hope to see you, too!
**I’m leaving this up through Sunday morning so everyone has a chance to see it and catch the meteor shower.
**Later on Sunday, look for a special post about one of my very favorite characters, Catriona MacDonald.