Celestial Delights  

rm_jayR63 59F
1205 posts
7/16/2005 5:50 pm

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Celestial Delights

The Perseid meteor shower will be appearing


July 17 to August 24

and will peak around August 12, 2005.

No advance reservations necessary,free admission for all, stadium seating.

It is recommended that you bring a fully reclineable lawn chair in order to maximize your viewing comfort.

Under ideal conditions it's possible to view 100 meteors an hour.

If memory serves me, the past few Perseid showers have been obscured either by clouds or excessive moonlight.

The Leonids shower will occur in November, should you miss this show.

I recall watching the Leonids , bundled in a parka, fully reclined while my big shepherd dog roamed the yard. I was so engrossed watching these meteors that she startled me at times.

There is no way to describe a good meteor shower other than awe inspiring.
That particular shower was remarkable, I tried to count but gave up at 150.
The meteors shot through the early morning sky, one after another, some leaving trails that would light the yard like fireworks. All you can do is watch and say WOW.
Over and over again.

If you've never seen a meteor shower, get your happy ass out of bed and do it.
If it's a good one,
you'll only be able to say WOW.

And you will never forget it.

007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
7/16/2005 11:35 pm

Wow jayR, save me a seat. No seriously is there a specific time that these can be seen. This is something I would be interested in seeing. Because my happy ass likes to sleep in and not rise from my coffin until noon30 or later. lol. will you let me know from which corner should I sit for this show?

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
7/17/2005 12:13 am

wow! now you sound like my husband ... 'cept, of course, since we are in the southern hemisphere, visible meteor showers here are not the same as visible meteor showers where u are ...

[blog freelove999]

expatbrit49 62M

7/17/2005 4:12 am

Never miss them except for clouds, I can get to complete darkness in about 15 min drive and they are spectacular.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

Masseur_0 41M

7/17/2005 6:36 am

is there a good place to see it? Like Hawaii or Mexico? I always miss them. But hopefully the hazy heat clouds will dissipate and I can see some meteor action. Thanks for the heads up...

NewJackSwing 43M

7/17/2005 8:45 am

My favourite time of the year! Thank you so much for the heads up AND for signing my blog and giving your input! (much appreciated!)

Anyhoo ..

I remember mentioning in another blog that I love star gazing and anything that has to do with space. Nothing is more fascinating than science and how it affects our little blue sphere. The wonders of nature are astounding. But this year in regards to the meteor shower, I hope I will be able to see things better than I did last year when the weather wasn't so great. It kind of bummed me and a few of my other friends who are into this kind of stuff right out.

However you can bet that I'll out on my old highschool football field again this year looking up at the stars and watching the show! (they generally turn the lights off at the back of the school around 11pm so it's good and dark .. so does the public school adjacent to it)

I heart the meteor shower!

Any lady in want to come with me and cuddle while watching the show?

PS: Can't wait for the sequel!

mi_mwpm 51M

7/17/2005 6:00 pm

I love meteor showers, unfortunately they always seem to be eclipsed by what my neighbor calls the "Michigan nebula," aka clouds. Hopefully not this time.

ProtonicMan 47M

7/17/2005 7:36 pm

Thaks for the reminder, jayR. Maybe I will plan a little better this year so I can see it.

mi_mwpm, in addition to the Michigan Nebula, there is a lot of light pollution around metro Detroit. I guess I'll have to go to the thumb for a really spectacular view. Hmmm, maybe it's time to start scouting some viewing spots out that way.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
7/17/2005 7:40 pm

About five years ago I roused my children from their beds and drove their groggy butts deep into the countryside, pulled over and waited. We all lay on our backs gazing heavenward.

Sure enough, the skyshow arrived and did not disappoint any of us.

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
7/17/2005 7:44 pm

Thanks for the reminder....I like things that last a month.

AmberSolaire 42M

7/17/2005 9:45 pm

I have seen many showers, I hope to see and share many more.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
7/18/2005 4:28 am

as i'm such a lazy cow which hemisphere is it in

I'm a

i'm here to stay

CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
7/18/2005 5:38 am

August 12th -the same day as my birthday, and im also the 12th person for this post, rock on ! *does a birthday dance, and then sits back down again*


_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

7/21/2005 2:34 pm

whats in the stars for me ?

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