It’s in the stars. Can you believe it? Reports say that on any night, at any location, a few meteors can be seen each hour. I image this excludes brightly lit areas and/or obstructions limiting your view of the sky. These are called sporadic meteors, or simply sporadics. It’s so bizarre, both times I have seen shooting stars, sporatic meteors, after an IUI, the IUI has resulted in a pregnancy. Maybe there is something too it? There is obvious superstition associated with wishing on the rare event of actually being in the right place at the right time, looking the right direction, to observe a sporadic shooting star. However, maybe some of that rubs off when you put the odds in your favor and observe a meteor shower. So, for those of you who want to try and tap into the power of the stars, or maybe like us just willing to try anything, here is a link to a website that list the dates of the meteor showers for 2007.
The next meteor shower is the Perseids on August 12. This year there’s no moonlight to interfere. The best time to watch is from 11 p.m. August 12 until dawn the next morning. The best direction to watch is wherever your sky is darkest. If you have a dark sky, you may see a meteor once a minute on average. The shower is also active for several days before and after its peak.
By the way, I am extremely excited, I toasted to the third time being a charm with scotch last night, and just want to say that Mrs. Spock, you have a freaky-weird gift and thanks Devon for believing with me!