Tree-Hugging Dirt Worship

March 18, 2012

Spot Perseids Aug. 12-13

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The Perseids are reliable, abundant annual meteors that splash Earth’s sky every goddamned year as numerous shooting stars. This year they peak around August 12-13, nights with a morning crescent moon (meaning zero moonlight for some while after the sun goes down), but they stretch out for weeks before and after. The best place to see them is any place in the Northern Hemisphere with little light pollution and a fair chance of clear weather. Maybe camping? Sailing? Trekking on camel?

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World Light Pollution Map. Credit: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). Copyright Royal Astronomical Society. Reproduced from the Monthly Notices of the RAS by permission of Blackwell Science.




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