Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

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Every summer, the Earth passes through the space wreckage left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. And you know what that means: Meteorites. Early Tuesday morning, after the moon goes down around 1:30 AM, is the best time to see the bits of junk burning up beautifully in the Earth's atmosphere. Everybody knows space explosions are romantic, so stay up late tonight with your sweetie(s) and contemplate astrophysics as you watch hunks of rocks and ice flare up and die, miles over your heads. [Space.com] Image via Marylandweather.com.

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@capntim: Zakly. It's things like this that make me regret living in a fairly cool metropolis like our own Cool Grey City of Love without a car. It's been year since I've seen the Real Milky Way or a decent meteor shower. Let alone the Aurora Borealis.

sigh.

I'm starting to think that great food and cutting-edge cultural events can't really match the majesty of the night sky. Then again the monthly "Writers With Drinks" is a great deal of fun.