Sunday, August 12, 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower

Heads up! Perseid Meteor Shower will be peaking tonight!

I maintain a soft-spot for meteor showers, eclipses, comets, vernal equinoxes, Raptures, etc. because my parents would always let me stay up later on school nights to see these things. So check it out!

By the way, if, like me, you're wondering why meteors are pelting us right now or who the hell Perseid is, the guy you want to bring in for questioning is none other than that notorious space bandit Comet Swift-Tuttle, who, by the way, has to have the best comet name this side of Hale-Bopp! (pictured)

(Hat tip: Brendan)