Chasing the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower

Milky Way over Bond Falls with a dash of Perseids by Sathya “I am beginning to love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”~Sathya R. EarthSky explains that the annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most beloved meteor showers of the year, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, where the shower … Continue reading Chasing the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Explosion at Day Farm

Definitely watch Ken’s Perseid video at the end! D H Day Farm … perseid meteor shower, photo by Ken Scott I’ve shared this before, but Space.com has an interesting story about how the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower (peak August 11-13) came to be known as “The Tears of St. Lawrence” and also some of the science … Continue reading Perseid Explosion at Day Farm

Perseid Meteor Composite

Perseid Meteors … over Cathead Point, photo by Ken Scott The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks August 11-13 and is the closest thing to a sure thing in when you’re talking meteor showers. The Perseids kick out 10+ meteors per hour at peak, and the darker your setting, the more you will see. EarthSky has detailed tips & diagrams … Continue reading Perseid Meteor Composite

2014 Perseid Meteor Shower

Sleeping Bear Perseids, photo by Kenneth Snyder Without question the best meteor shower of the summer in Michigan is the Perseids, EarthSky’s Everything you need to know about the Perseid Meteor Shower has (predictably) all kinds of details and diagrams to help you get the most out of this annual display. The most important thing … Continue reading 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower

Chasing the Perseids at Bond Falls

Milky Way over Milky Falls with a dash of Perseids, photo by Like The Ocean “I am beginning to love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sathya R. I hope that you had a chance to catch the annual show that is the Perseid Meteor Shower. In Chasing the Perseids at his … Continue reading Chasing the Perseids at Bond Falls

2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseids & the Milky Way, photo by gkretovic EarthSky.org’s Meteor Shower Guide explains: The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us … Continue reading 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Get ready for the 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower!

Sleeping Bear Twilight, photo by Unified Photography Here’s a gorgeous shot from just after sunset on the Sleeping Bear Dunes. That little meteorite reminded me to check on the Perseids. EarthSky’s Meteor Shower Guide says that the Perseids will grace the sky August 10-12, 2012 with the peak the evening of the 11th. Meteors are … Continue reading Get ready for the 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower!

2011 Perseid Meteor Shower

Aug 13 2010 Perseid Meteor ( 02:12 AM), photo by mizzachita. There was so much interest in last weekend’s Northern Lights post that I figured I should probably feature August’s by astronomical event, the Perseid Meteor Shower. Unfortunately, this big moon thing has decided to get full at the wrong time. EarthSky gives some recommendations … Continue reading 2011 Perseid Meteor Shower

2010 Perseid Meteor Showers

2009 Perseid meteor – Southeast Michigan, photo by ampangmarin The post Star Trails, the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Tears of St. Lawrence on Michigan in Pictures and tells the story of one of the best meteor shows of the year. At its peak, this August meteor shower produces a meteor a minute and the peak … Continue reading 2010 Perseid Meteor Showers

Star Trails, the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Tears of St. Lawrence

2009 Update: The best time to watch the Persied meteor shower in Michigan is TONIGHT (August 11-12, 2009). The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower was last night. Postpurchase says he had intended to catch the peak of the perseid meteor shower last night but (alas) the clouds decided not to cooperate. Although last … Continue reading Star Trails, the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Tears of St. Lawrence