Monday, August 13, 2007

Perseid Shower

Did you watch the Perseid Meteor Shower last night? It's an annual event and last night was the best night to view it. They say you can see up to 50-100 shooting stars an hour! Well, if you live anywhere near me you were out of luck last night.

First, all the farmers around town decided to burn their fields yesterday. We were in one big smoke cloud all day and into the evening. Plus there are fires near Yellowstone and in Montana which helped to block the night sky too.

Lacey and I decided to take a chance and drive up on the bluffs last night to see if we could see anything. We thought if we got above the smoke we might get lucky. All we found up there was more smoke and blocked skies. It was really disappointing because the night before the sky was clear and you could see a million stars. This is the best area for sky gazing since there isn't a lot of city lights, but how can you compete with smoke and fire?

On the way home we did manage to run over two rabbits, and several more attempted suicide but escaped. Oh well, there is always next year.

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