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Author Name: FreeFireHam 7 Comments
Date Added: August 13, 2007 00:08:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid Meteor Shower: Peak Conditions, A Meteor a Minute
Photo courtesy of the nationalledger.com
 
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
 
Tonight many of us will share in this spectacular treat.
Still others will be sleeping, tucked away in their sheet.
 The shower will reach its peak from 1 to 3 in the morning.
The event has come upon some of us without warning.
 
 Stargazers will be able to see up to one meteor a minute.
I'll stay up as long as I can, in my quest to see it.
On August 12th, the Perseid Shower happens every year.
And just like clockwork the shower will again reappear.
 
The meteors are from comet "Swift-Tuttle".
Some shooting stars may appear quite subtle.
As the earth moves through Tuttle's tail,
Our atmosphere will cause them to leave a trail.
 
 Its name comes from the "Perseus" Constellation.
And it's one of the most reliable events in of all creation.
If you can, move away from the city light.
They obscure the view, they're MUCH too bright.
 
Tonight's display can be admired with the naked eye.
Just look North East as you gaze up in the sky.
Mother Nature is about to put on one of her best shows.
It's her telling us who's in charge, I suppose.
 
I love watching the moon and stars at night.
But tonight's presentation will be out of sight!
So put on the coffee and be prepared to stay up late.
Because tonight's performance is certain to be great!
 
08/12/07
Author's Notes:
Ok CP friends, I hope everyone has clear skies and a clear view of tonight's
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower tonight!!!
I am heading outside as soon as I click "Publish Poem"...
 
To everyone else, Sweet Dreams...
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 28, 2007 12:21:30 PM Report
Ham, Your box is full..can't send you anything.....

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on August 16, 2007 04:53:18 PM Report
oh bugger it! I missed it...the story of my life!!!

Ali x

Comment By: FreeGlata on August 16, 2007 10:07:28 AM Report
I wanted to see it but was unable to be outside...I don't remember what the hold up was now, but I missed it. Maybe next year, eh?

Hugs...

Glata

Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on August 13, 2007 12:51:20 PM Report
it happened last night so i dont know weather they will be out tonight aswell, but i will certainly check, they just make us feel so small, in the most beautiful way

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on August 13, 2007 09:32:07 AM Report
Ham: great write.  I checked the skies at around 2:45am my place and there was nothing.  I went back to sleep --  so missed it...........

 

Lady D

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 13, 2007 08:59:19 AM Report
Ham,
A very beautiful poem and picture.. I was out very late last night..
 You really do a lot of thinking under  the shroud of a Meteor Showers..

 Hugs ~She Whispers

Comment By: FreeQuiltingLady on August 13, 2007 02:03:45 AM Report
I look forward to these showers every year.  They are like an early birthday present for me.  Yay for August birthdays!  Thanks for the wonderful write.

Patty





 


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