How about a fantastic “eye-candy” experience?
Because of the light of the new moon, if you look up into the heavens on the night of August 11th, you may see up to 90 meteors an hour shower through the skies.
According to timeanddate.com:
“The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak around August 11. A new moon on August 14, 2015 will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower. The best time to view the Perseids, or most other meteor showers is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.”
Well-known astrologer Leah Whitehorse does an excellent job describing this astronomical event:
“Every year between the 17th July and the 24th August, the Earth passes through a trail of debris left by the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet was discovered in 1862 but records of The Perseids date back to 36AD. As the Earth passes through the debris, the dust is drawn to the Earth’s atmosphere. A tiny speak of dust can burn spectacularly in the night sky. As many as 60—100 meteors per hour can be seen in a clear sky in the countryside. Traveling at around 37 miles per second the meteors heat up to somewhere in the region of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit and either vaporize or explode. As a result of this, the August sky in the Northern Hemisphere is filled with glorious streaks of light—shooting stars. If you have a wish to make, now might be a good time to catch a falling star!”
This meteor shower is called The Perseids because these meteors appear to emanate from the constellation of Perseus. If you recall your Greek mythology, Perseus was the Greek hero who beheaded the venomous snake-headed, Medusa. This was no small feat, considering that gazing directly into her eyes turned onlookers into stone.
Think about Perseus as you look at The Perseids meteor shower. In ancient times, it was well known that shooting stars were considered a gift from the gods, symbolic of enlightenment and illumination from above.
This may be your gift, too!
What might this meteor shower mean to your life?
This cosmic event is likely to affect you in unseen, yet mystical ways bringing unexpected events into your life. Even if your life has been embroiled in confusion, chaos or turmoil, the light from The Perseids is said to illuminate your path, leading you to a new direction when you need it most. As you look up at the sky, ask yourself: are there any changes you would like to see happen that would make your life happier?
This cosmic event may be just the catalyst for altering your life and moving you to take constructive action and make your goals a reality.
There are a number of positive changes that often occur after this amazing meteor shower. It’s time when you’re likely to be inspired to find an innovative solution to a troubling problem.
Even though you may have been muddling along not knowing whether to change careers, make a commitment to a new relationship or move to a new city, suddenly your vision as to what to do is clear. Despite feeling lonely, suddenly you make new social contacts and friends.
The possibilities for a magical transformation in some area of your life are endless.
It’s a time when you read a book and are inspired by an idea or quotation, and suddenly, “Eureka!” The answer you’ve been searching for comes to your psyche. It all makes sense. You may go to sleep and have an amazing dream that lays out your destiny and reveals the steps you need to take to get there. Best of all, the magical effect of this event can bring you an answer to your prayers in the form of an unexpected gift or reward.
All you have to do is to look up at the sky on August 12th and make a wish. Then, let The Perseids inspire you.
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Author: Larry Schwimmer
Editor: Renée Picard
Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre at Flickr