Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Planets Align for Deer Creek...Literally

Among the many forces coinciding on a traditionally great run for Phish is the Perseid meteor shower, which takes place every August. What makes it even more unusual is that Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon will appear in the sky within 10 degrees of each other.

Although the 12th will have a lot to view, the best time to see the most of them would be starting close to midnight on Friday the 13th. Those of you staying onsite at the venue are in for quite a show.

Looking northeast around midnight on August 12th-13th. The red dot is the Perseid radiant. Although Perseid meteors can appear in any part of the sky, all of their tails will point back to the radiant. - from science.nasa.gov

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