Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Perseids meteor shower tonight

I shot out an email to some friends earlier today about the Perseids meteor shower taking place tonight.

The problem with celestial events out here in Saipan is that the media always tells you about the events in North America. Those events don't necessarily correspond with Western Micronesia, which kind of, well, sucks. Will we see it? Won't we see it? Who knows for sure?

Well, I found a news report from Vietnam that says the best time to view them in our part of the world will be tonight from 1 AM to 4 AM.

I'm hoping for an island wide power outage. The darker the sky, the better the show.

4 comments:

LPinSaipan said...

thanks for sharing! I was up at 1am, 2am, 3am and nothing but clouds and some fantastic lightning & thunder...maybe I'll try again tonight! a couple of months ago, I sat out on a powerless night at the cliff line over the ocean in my back yard and was provided a wonderful shower of light and explosions of meteors falling from the sky...a wonderful way to spend a power outage!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

As luck would have it, the power really did go out.

KAP said...

I just happened to be looking south last night and saw one. A scout?

Bruce A. Bateman said...

too much overcast for good viewing, and too much rain for anything but being soggy while watching this year.