Thursday, June 30, 2011

Make A Wish!

Today is Meteor Watch Day! For those who are unaware, meteors are "shooting stars", not to be confused with meteorites which are celestial objects that have already landed somewhere on the earth. Today (or tonight, more likely) is the time to go outside and try to see if you can see a meteor streak across the sky. Now, being the well-connected (technologically speaking) person that I am, I've already researched whether or not a meteor shower would occur tonight, and it won't. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean there won't be a solitary meteor making a trek across the stars. I did notice that mercury is lining up with a few stars, though... so that might be cool to see. Be warned, however: the moon can make it hard to see some meteors because it outshines them. Clouds will also make it difficult since... well... they are a lot closer and will block your line of sight. Still, it's worth a try! Meteors are one of the longest lasting "magical" or "romantic" natural occurrences in nature. If you have never seen one, you should really start to constantly search whenever given the chance.

Thanks for reading!