Monday, November 16, 2009

Leonid Meteor Show(er)

If you are feeling curious or are simply suffering from insomnia, you might want to get up Tuesday at 4 AM and step outside to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower. It will be in the western sky, in the contellation, you guessed it, Leo.

Like the Perseids in August, this is an annual event. Some years these shows are spectacular, with the sky seeming to rain with stars, while other years you stand there scanning the sky and thinking "Okay...where are they...I'm waiting..."

Maybe by then I'll have figured out night-time photography with the new digital and I will get up (ha) and carry camera and tripod to the golf course (the only place where I can get a streetlight-free view) for some shots. Don't hold your breath, but hey, you never know.


  1. Dang, if you can figure out how to take photos of it, please share! I'm still trying to understand my new (well, new to me) Nikon D70, and nighttime anything isn't going well. I'm jealous of your D90, by the way. It's the only camera I have found thus far that I'd rather have!

  2. It would work for me if you took pictures and I stayed in bed and saw them later...
    Thanks for the reminder.