By Dave Fuller on 8/10/2014 7:12 PM
Perseid meteor flashes across skyFirst, there's the always-pleasing Perseids. Bright, not too fast, and the often offer up some nice "grazers" that make long trails across the sky. Add to that the usually warm weather conditions, and this perennial meteor shower has the makings of the perfect "all family" astronomy event. And more and more families are doing just that too - after all, there's no special equipment required, no specialized viewing technique (who needs averted vision to see meteors?). Pull out some comfortable chairs, go out fairly late - ideally after midnight - and look up. 

Yes, it's that easy. 

Sure, the Moon gets in the way this year, as it does about every three years for the Perseids. But that's okay - face roughly...

The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.