Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As you do your Christmas shopping and plan feasts for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks. Astronomers anticipate two meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets (if it's dry) and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.
Viewers should be able to observe around 80 shooting stars per hour during this year's Perseid meteor shower. Reading and North Reading star gazers will likely need to watch online. Luckily, there's a fun option from NASA.
With heavy rain forecast for Saturday night, New England weather isn't cooperating with our urge to gaze at stars. On Saturday night, the Perseid meteor shower will amaze those who can see it, but those of us in Reading and North Reading likely won't be among them. The meteor shower is predicted to be spectacular this year, and NASA is hosting a web cam viewing of the celestial show and a live chat with experts. The live chat takes place from 11 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday. Visit NASA's website to see live footage of the Perseid meteor shower from a camera in Alabama and join the chat. If you'd like more info on what's happening, visit examiner.com. Also, Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch, in Georgia, has the following information about the …