Night owls who were watching the sky last night witnessed the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, a spectacular celestial event.
The annual meteor shower has been especially impressive this year, and here in Northern New Mexico, the vast expanse of sky has provided the perfect canvas for Natures brilliant display of fireworks!
The Perseid shower happens every year in August “when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet,” according to NASA, and this year’s show is bringing more meteors than usual because more comet material is closer to Earth.
If you missed last night’s extravaganza, pro star-gazers promise that tonight will be almost as good.
August nights in Taos can be a bit chilly, so grab a blanket or two and a thermos of something warm and get comfortable.
Making a wish (or several) is encouraged.
Photo c/o NASA