Sunday, 10 June 2007

Perseid Meteor Shower August 13

This year's meteor shower on August 13th 2007 will be the greatest for years and will be best seen where there is no light pollution against a black sky, which if the evening is clear, will always be enjoyed on a Holy Island summer night. Therefore what better place to be for any budding astronomer for the magical natural firework display that will occur as the earth passes through the trail of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle whereby tiny grains of dust and ice will collide with the earth's atmosphere with speeds of up to 30 miles a second. There may be anything from dozens, or even hundreds as the meteors rain down upon us. The Ship is noted for its lovely beer garden and with ample seating is an ideal place to enjoy a pint and hopefully as the night moves on enjoy an usual but enjoyable spectacle.