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The annual Perseid meteor shower is this weekend. You can expect to see up to one meteor each minute streaking across the sky. Meteors are tiny fragments of minerals that burn up upon hitting our atmosphere. Some Meteorites can be comprised up of minerals rich in silicon and oxygen. Other meteorites consist mainly of iron and nickel, while some are combinations of all four elements. Most are surprisingly tiny about the size of a grain of rice. They burn up in our atmosphere 30-60 miles above the surface of the earth. If a meteor does make it all the way to the ground, we call it a meteorite. If you are interested in gardening, science or weather check out my Twitter feed at
Originally posted by abeverage
reply to post by Dizrael
I will be watching and taking photos from my new mount on my telescope! Hope this is a remarkable one this year!
I took this shoot 2 years ago on pure luck!
Originally posted by Suspiria
Didn't see anything, was too busy drinking warm hobgoblin and doing the Gothic two step / Invocation of the Elder Gods at Darklands to notice. I did see a girl with a ginormous corset hoisted rack under her chin though which more than made up for it.