Aug
28
2007

Look! Up in the sky!

Anybody see the eclipse last night? It looked something like this.

Looking ahead, Charles Deehr of the University of Alaska sends word of a great meteor shower coming on the night of August 31 / September 1. Unfortunately, by the time it hits, the eastern and Midwestern US will already be in daylight. This shower will only be visible on the West Coast, Hawaii and similar places. It's expected to start around 4:00 am PDT, plus or minus 20 minutes, so Californians need to get out there around 3:30 and look east.

He also tells us we may see some aurora activity around the equinox (September 22). The Sun is not particularly active this year, so it won't be a spectacular display -- though he expects next year to start getting better. Anyway, readers in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia, and the very northern US (northern Minnesota, the UP, places like that) might get lucky and see some.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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mdr says:

I didn't bother waking up for the eclipse since the overnight weather forecast here was lousy. But thanks for posting a link to Larry's SHADOW & SUBSTANCE page again. It's a great eclipse site.

posted on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 9:44pm

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