Thursday, August 12, 2010

Skywatchers...



,,,could be in for "fantastic views" over the next two days as the Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak."   What a wonderful sight this morning as I opened my blinds around 3 am.  The sky has never been clearer and each and every meteor was exceptionally clear as they shot across the sky.  I have never seen anything so spectacular.  It was as if it was the Fourth of July on an early August morning.  At 9600 feet and one hundred miles from Denver there was little if any ambient light to interfere with the show.  What light there was simply highlighted the darkness and created a contrast to the night sky.  I can only imagine what it must be like in the space station to watch a meteor shower and to only fantasize about traveling to stars that are so very far off in the dark sky.  What a wonderful universe we have been given to enjoy.

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