The Perseid meteor shower did send shooting stars streaking across the sky last night. Mostly the ones we saw were headed to the south in the middle band of sky with the Milky Way as a back drop. Cries of “Oh, there’s one” or “Wow!” were heard among the 25 or so people perched on or nearby the Ellison Birding Platform at Mandell Hill. We counted a couple dozen meteors in the hour and a half that people were watching. Wonder how many would’ve been visible at 3am during the peak time? All in all it was a great evening to spend some time outside; listening to the crickets, watching the stars, and talking with neighbors and friends!
Before the meteors were visible Brian Miner caught several terrific pictures of the beautiful sunset. Thanks Brian for sharing your terrific images!