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Meteor Watch Day

Monday, June 30, 2014

Meteor Watch Day



When : Always June 30th

We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to see meteors streaking across the night sky? We sure hope so.



Meteors are space dust and ice that enter the earth's atmosphere. Meteors can be as small as specks of dust. As they enter the atmosphere at high speeds, they burn up, producing light as they streak across the night sky. Sometimes, you see them streak across the sky and disappear at the horizon. Other times, they end suddenly, burning out right before your eyes.

With a little luck, you can see a meteor just about any night of the year. But, the best times to see meteors is during a meteor shower. There are a number of them each year. The best annual show is the Perseid Meteor shower each August.

Enjoy Meteor Watch day as you scan the night skies in search of meteors. We sure hope you see some tonight!



The Origin of Meteor Watch Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Perhaps, it was a star gazer.

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    Thanks for sharing this - I will definitely go out and watch for meteors tonight
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