Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Elusive Shower

Okay, I'm not talking about the smelly bloke in the queue at the post office...or your neighbour.

Nope, I'm talking about the annual Perseids meteor shower. Every year the allegedly spectacular astronomical light show is ruined, in this country at least, by cloud.

At twilight last night I thought I say the odd speck of light darting in the sky in a split second before vanishing and, on whole, things looked promising.

Then, as every year, a big black mother of a cloud came over and that was the end of that.

Tonight, the shower should be at its brightest, hopefully the skies will clear of cloud. But since I'm going to a barbecue in a few hours, I doubt I'll get to see the Perseids, yet again.

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