There is a reported meter shower this week. Downtown or mountain top aside cloud cover may obscure the viewing. If your up have a look you may get lucky. listed below are some showers nominated to be established ( Green) , the orange is Pro temporary. Of the over six hundred listings about a hundred are established.  Some of the names have derivatives of the star constellations associated with them. Star finders are available a public libraries to show  where they can be located in the dome of the sky ( an area 90 degrees above you from where the horizon goes into the west and east.) Field glasses or telescopes there is a chance of seeing these things regularly…

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth’s surface. Intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which may produce greater than 1,000 meteors an hour.[1] The Meteor Data Center lists about 600 suspected meteor showers of which about 100 are well established.

  August xi Cassiopeiids 00751  KCE
00466  AOC   August omicron Cetids
00467  ANA   August nu Aquariids
00468  AAH   August alpha Herculids
00469  AUS   August upsilon Sagittariids
00470  AMD   August mu Draconids
00471  ABC   August beta Capricornids

On this Day: August 14th 1040
Macbeth becomes King of Scotland after killing his first cousin Duncan.

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