"The Tears of St. Lawrence."
Just stepped outside (Midnight) and caught a couple of Perseid meteors. Well, I didn't actually catch them, just saw them as they burned up in the atmosphere.|
Today, August 12, is the peak of the meteor activity for the Perseids.
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For the past few years it has been a hit or miss activity, but when my kids were young we all used to go out and lay in the street to observe this annual meteor shower. The street gave us an unobstructed view of the sky, and lying down saved sore neck muscles. With the development in my neighborhood, doing the same now could result in unwanted tire tracks across various portions or your anatomy.