Meteor Shower tonight

Getty image as posted in a story

Tonight the Perseids will bring a show of meteors not seen at other times of the year (reported in this CNN story). Unfortunately, you will have to go way out into the boonies and hope the skies are clear for you to see the meteor showers expected to be visible.

I will never forget a sweet moment with one of my college roommates when we wanted to go see the Perseids meteor shower. We drove out into the corn fields (obviously, I was not in Laredo at the time) where it was pitch dark and decided that being IN the corn fields was going to be a better place. We drove in as far as we could and lay on the hood of his car, staring up into the sky. The rustling of the corn spoke to us for hours and the sky lit up with bright line after bright line. It was such a beautiful sight until about 2:00am when we decided to stop trespassing and go home.

Apparently the Perseids followed up home because then we noticed the bright red dot after bright red dot all over our bodies. We must have lost a ton of blood to mosquitos that night and we itched for days!! We had never had that many mosquito bites ever. I guess the corn field rustling covered up the mosquito buzzing enough for them to feast on us as we watched the Perseids meteor shower 🙂

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5 Responses to Meteor Shower tonight

  1. MaryHelen says:

    Interesting story! Sounds like dinner and a show — for the mosquitoes! ;o)

  2. MaryHelen says:

    Oh, and thanks for the warning. I’ll be wearing insect repellant tonight! 😀 Where will you be watching? I’ve gone to the rest stop just outside of town on Hwy 59 in the past, but I don’t dare go out by my lonesome anymore, and my husband will have an early morning business trip so I can’t ask him to stay up with me. Oh well, there’s always the internet! 😉

  3. rick78 says:

    It’s GOD’s firework show!

  4. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice to gather a group and just relax and enjoy the show

  5. Luis says:

    It would be nice to gather a group, relax and enjoy the show… where should we go? I’m planing on taking the family to the north park and if doesn’t work I guess we’ll look for a darker place…

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