perseids

We took a break last night to go outside and watch the Perseids meteor shower from our deck. It was a perfect evening: clear, dark, cool and breezy (meaning no mosquitoes). We saw several gorgeous, long shooting stars. It was my first time seeing a shooting star ever and Roys first time in over a decade.

Its a particularly nice year to catch the meteor shower because they coincide with a new moon, ensuring that the sky is particularly dark. The next time this happens is in 2015. But if you missed it tonight, its not too late theres one more chance to catch the meteor shower tomorrow night!