Get ready for the shooting stars

The most popular meteor shower, the Perseids, started couple days ago and it will be visible on our night sky for the next two weeks. This will be wonderful two weeks especially for those (like me 🙂 ) who are planing to go on a mountain. My choice will be this Borski Stol mountain that I wrote about couple of days ago. I am planing to fulfill my promise and come back with new photos. But, for now, you should know some details about meteor shower in case you want to check it out!

So, the point from witch these shooting stars are coming is constellation Perseus. The name of the meteor shower is derived from Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. It will probably be more easy to find constellation right next to it, Cassiopeia. It has zigzag form and it is, in my opinion, the most beautiful constellation on the northern sky. I didn’t had the chance to see southern sky yet, but I have time.

The plan is this: Lay back on the meadow in the middle of nowhere, face toward Perseus and Cassiopeia and just relax. The magic will come. Maybe not for a couple of minutes, but when it starts, it will be a real shower. Expect this to happen around 12. August. Stars, meteors, grass and Borski Stol – go!


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