Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sky Show: Starring the Stars

The heart of my blog is lending affordable ideas with small stay-at-home journeys that can enhance your life - or what I like to refer to as, "trimmings." 

Whether you are alone or with friends and family, one of the most wonderful small "stay-at-home" journeys is watching the sky - - from the sunrise to the sunset - - and all the moons and stars in-between. 


This week, starting this evening, grab a comfy lawn chair or a blanket, a glass or mug of your favorite nightcap, and even some snacks, and sit outside and enjoy the show. If you live where there are many city lights, find a park or country area where there are no lights (but bring a flashlight to find your way). We use to drive our pickup to the foothills and have a late night picnic in the truck bed.  

You will discover the list of stars and planets performing are many, and you will be guaranteed to have a show out of this world! For 2016, astronomers predicted an outburst of Perseid meteors aka falling/shooting stars - on the average of 200 stars an hour. The peak night is this Thursday and Friday, August 11 - 12, but do watch on the evenings leading up to the peak, and certainly after on the 13th. Don't forget to keep an eye on the west and you'll also see Jupiter do it's "fire" show. I noticed this summer he has certainly been shining very bright. 

If you can manage to stay up late, you will be rewarded with this wonderful and one of a kind cosmic performance. 




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