Meteor Shower Alert! (Friday Night and This Weekend)

Hi Tarts,

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.

Neat, huh?

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.  


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15 responses to “Meteor Shower Alert! (Friday Night and This Weekend)

  1. leahluvsmedieval

    Thank you for the heads up. I will be watching also :)

  2. Lexi

    Perfect! We will be hanging out by a campfire tonight so I will keep an eye out =)

  3. librarypat

    Thanks. I’ll have to go out and check. The clouds have interfered with all the recent astronomical events lately.

  4. Thanks, Sue-Ellen, heavy cloud cover here.
    Working an evening shift tonight.

  5. Kathy Luehrs

    Well darn, I didn’t read this still Sat am – I will be out tonight looking skyward to see them – thanks for the “Heads Up” (:

  6. Mary Morgan

    Oh thank you, Sue-Ellen! I’ll be out looking tonight. :)

  7. Karen C

    We are in bed so early (because we are usually up so early and driving) that I missed this, but thank you for the heads up. Maybe I’ll catch the next one.

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