There's a shower coming.

From my inbox:

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, August 12th. The best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday morning when forecasters expect 50 to 100 meteors per hour. Get away from city lights if you can; plan a camping trip! The darker the sky, the more meteors you will see.

The source of the Perseids is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has littered the August portion of Earth's orbit with space dust. The dusty zone is broad and Earth is already in its outskirts. As a result, even before the peak on August 12th, you may see some "early Perseids" streaking across the night sky. Photos of these early arrivals will be featured in the days ahead on as part of our full coverage of the Perseid meteor shower.

Being on holiday, I will be spending most of the shower either under city lights or in the wettest (and hence cloudiest) part of Britain, and unable to lay out large tarpaulins to catch rainwater.

So, I won't be able to go fishing, or get time out to watch them. I wonder - will you?

EDIT: I have, as predicted seen nothing. Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain ...

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Flumpkins9 years ago
Hey! I don't know if it's just for America, but the most reliable meteor shower of the year is TONIGHT! Some of the peak is TOMORROW! Try to see it!
Kiteman (author)  Keith-Kid9 years ago
I thought you meant I was spamming (again) when really I was just being scientifically topical.
No, I thought you meant you thought I'd spam for it.

I meant, a lot of people will go to your ible this week, to prepare for the event.

Kiteman (author)  Keith-Kid9 years ago

I don't care what no monkey thinks, I have opposable thumbs.
"I don't care what no monkey thinks" The grammer police are knocking on your door. Now they're kicking the door in. Now they're charging you for use of a banned substance-the double negative. Now you're going to Grammer Jail, where you will be kept in a tiny cell, fed bread and water, and forced to read English and grammer books until you reform.
Grammar police.

LOL! Caught me! I don't know what I was thinking or where my brain was that day...
bumpus Kiteman9 years ago
Disposable thumbs have their Pros and Cons but having far-set-in eyes is another thing...
bumpus bumpus9 years ago
Apparently "Opposable " is spelt wrong, and is replaced with "Disposable"

although having disposable thumbs would be cool...
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