Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Oklahomans who are interested in heavenly bodies may want to set their alarm clocks for 2:00 AM tonight if they would like to gaze out on a prolific meteor shower called Perseid. The meteor shower received its' name from the fact that it originated from the constellation Perseus radiant. The glowing particles which we see may have been ejected from the Comet Swift-Tuttle about a thousand years ago. In medieval Europe, the Perseids were called the "tears of St. Lawrence." Click on the blue title above to access Perseid article online.
Rain clouds might block our view, or a full moon could diminish the brightness of the meteors. It could be spectacular or then again, maybe not.