Monday, August 13, 2012

Rooftop Star Gazing

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: John Brickley

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Roberto Porto

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Jeff Rose

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tuomo Leppänen

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Matthew Henderson

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Vaibhav Tripathi

Did any of you stay up to watch the meteor shower last night? Jeff and I decided we'd try to spot a few, so we climbed up on our roof around 10 p.m. to lay back and watch.

I shakily made my way up to the roof in the dark, with Jeff's help, of course, and we snuggled because it was windy and chilly up there (so romantic, I know). I spotted a few small shooting stars, but there was a thunderstorm to the North that was putting on an impressive lightening show. We didn't know whether to watch for meteors or see the amazing strikes of lightening. After about an hour, we finally saw a few big shooting stars and decided to head back in the house. Just in time, too. As soon as we started on our way across the roof, it started pouring! We started laughed because we'd joked about that happening. We scrambled off the roof to get inside, still laughing about getting caught in the rain. Even with the rain, it was a fun hour on the roof.

How about you? Did you do any meteor watching?

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