Look skyward this August
There is a lot going on this August up above us, the Perseid Meteor Shower and of course, the solar eclipse. The Perseid meteor shower, caused by Comet Swift-Tuttle which is the largest known object to repeatedly pass by Earth peaked on August 12, but you can still see them through the 24th of August. Now that the Moon is waning crescent, the meteors should be easier to see, with rates around 40 to 50 per hour.
And on Monday, August 21st the Total Solar Eclipse, the USA's first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the first coast to coast eclipse since 1918. During this eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Take the road less traveled this summer!
One of my favorite things to do when traveling or going just about anywhere if I have the time is to take the road less traveled. It doesn't have to be a several hundred mile trip, something as close as an hour away will give you the opportunity to explore new roads and see new things. I blame this bug on my Dad who loves to travel and has always said that he'd "go to Hell and back just to see how far it was". Living in a new state and having family in town gave me the chance to do just this sort of thing this past weekend and did not disappoint. Most of the time the journey is just as exciting as the destination. Enjoy what you experience and discover along the way and happy and safe travels this summer.
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