What will the Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse look like in my town
I forgot where we were talking about this but felt like a lot of others would be interested.
Here is a web site, that you can put your town into (or closest large city) in your case, to get an idea of what it will look like:
Here's how to look at it without frying your eyeballs:
Here are where you can get filter (if not available at your local library, 2.000,000 will be provided (get yours early. There will also be a lot of fakes so check the certified vendor list:
We haven't had one in the USA since 1979 and the next one is 2024.
Here's the NASA site (warning - heavy traffic) https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/S...
More info on the path: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/sol...
Can't wait to be Star Gazer? You don't have to - it's here tonight 8/11-12/2017
2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
The moon was full on Aug. 7, but will still be bright during the peak of the Perseids. That moonlight limits our ability to see meteors.
The best strategy is to watch before and just after the moon rises. That varies according to where you live. It can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/usa then enter your city
For me, in Texas, it is 11:14 PM CST tonight and 11:50PM on the 12th.
The Perseid meteor shower is so named because the "shooting stars" appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus in the northeast of the sky. But the meteor streaks will appear all over the sky.
Get a blanket and mosquito spray, and get away from the city lights, enjoy an inexpensive romantic date;
"A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread-and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness-
O, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come" Omar Khayyam
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