The Perseids are Coming! The Perseids are Coming!
Its time for the Perseids again. Every year, Earth swings through a cloud of debris left by a comet, and every year people expect a big show. Ever since I started watching them in my youth (round about 12 years old) they have always both excited and disappointed me, for two reasons. First, meteors look cool. Second, everyone expects a lot from the Perseids but they consistently underwhelm. But I’ll be in Arizona for this year’s show, just like every other one I’ve seen. That means that there is a 50% chance of the event being overcast by the monsoon rains. More after August 12th.