Tag: meteors

Moral Meteors

Hooray for charter schools! Ethan’s first grade class has been learning about force, motion, and gravity recently, which has led to some rather interesting conversations in the car as we drive back and forth — topics such as how airplanes fly, why wheels are round, etc. We had a beautiful full moon the other morning, and the kids were soon asking why the moon was covered in craters while the earth isn’t, and what would happen if a rock was going to crash into the earth.

Leonids, anyone?

On my old supernovia.tripod.com site I think I once said that I was really into astrology. Please forgive me, I was a teenager. I like ASTRONOMY. But something about leonids and me being a “leo” has always attracted me to this particular meteor shower, or maybe it’s just that the air’s a bit cooler and crisper and the nights longer and darker in November so the shooting stars are at their brightest, or maybe it’s just that a little cuddling is required to stay warm during observation 😀

At any rate, here’s a super fly little “Meteor Observing Calendar” by Gary W. Kronk that’s been on the net since way back when I was a teenager, showing when meteor showers are due each month. Have a look & I’ll see you in November 😉

http://comets.amsmeteors.org/meteors/calendar.html