Perseid Meteors

You have undoubtedly heard that we are in the midst of the annual Perseid meteor shower, and that it is expected to be about double the usual rate of meteors.  I wasn’t able to go to a very dark location (as you should, to really enjoy a meteor shower), but did go to a spot with a good foreground scene, the Portland Women’s Forum, near Corbett, OR. I was expecting a handful of people and that I would be able to sit in my car with the camera & tripod nearby.  Boy, was I wrong!  There were hundreds of people […]

Reminder: Shower

Not “take a shower”, but that there will be a meteor shower tonight, Dec. 13.  The Geminids are usually one of the best meteor showers of the year, so you don’t want to miss it, if possible.  Of course, it will be very cloudy here in the Pacific Northwest, but if it’s clear where you are, get outside tonight and look toward the east.  The meteors will appear to come from the constellation Gemini, just to the left of Orion (in North America).