The Summer sky is amazing with clarity you can only get in Eilat.
We've been seeing these nightly. Thursday night the 11th and 12th the shower is expected to peak with record numbers of meteors ... See MoreSee Less
#ScienceTeam #Astronomy #illustration #Perseids EN_ The peak of this year's Perseid meteor shower will take place during August 11 and 12 with the incredible possibility of up to 200 meteors per hour, twice what is the common rate for the event. This anual shower is caused by the interaction of Earth's atmosphere and the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The fleeting lights on the sky happen as the meteoroids vaporise through the mesosphere
On my way out to work in the morning, I have begun seeing the moon high in the sky. that means that it is rising later at night and that the sky is dark and perfect for viewing early in the evening.
Our programs are now beginning at 9:00pm and lasting until about 10:30,although I have had some very enthusiastic guests lately and we have ended later.
Right now besides my regular (regular but always changing) "Star is Born" program, we see Jupiter just beyond Zenith at 21:00 with Mars rising in Scorpius followed by Antares, the Anti Mars and everybody's favorite Saturn.
Friday nights I will have an extra program at 11:00 that will get us even deeper into the Summer sky including the wonders in the Summer triangle.
Join me for a Stargazing adventure. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful dance of the Earth and Venus around the sun