Monday, August 8, 2016

Perseid Meteor Shower - August 11-12

We have had a few inquiries about the Perseid meteor shower in the club email.  As usual, we aren't planning any events since lately it seems that anytime we try something, the clouds always find out and crash our party!
Yes, I am a firm believer in Global Climate Change - no matter what certain government people say (without getting political - you know who they are!).
I came across a cool infographic that shows pretty much everything you need for viewing the meteor shower.


2 comments:

Chris K said...

SO WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO VIEW IN KIRKLAND/BELLEVUE?!

Tom said...

As far East as you can go from Seattle lights. The radiant point of the shower is in the East already (after midnight) so it's already in a darker part of the sky. After midnight to about 3am is best time to see them.
think of driving in a snowstorm and snow (meteors) hitting the windshield (atmosphere) so after midnight we are facing directly into the dust cloud as the Earth passes throug the comet trail.
Try maybe Redmond Marymoor park area or the soccer fields in the valley. That would probably work well. I saw a bunch of them from my yard here at Crest Airpark near Covington.

--Tom