Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid meteors over Mt. Saint Nicholas in Glacier National Park (c) John Ashley
Early this morning we entered the main dust trail that sparks the annual Perseid meteor shower. Coyotes started singing at the stroke of midnight, but meteor numbers didn't start ramping up until the barred owl started calling at around 2 a.m. This is a composite of 17 meteors that fell above Mount Saint Nicholas in Glacier National Park, Montana, between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. We'll still be on the dusty road again tonight, but I will be sound asleep!