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Summer Stars

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Books, City Library

Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.
~Carl Sandburg~

Tonight the Perseid meteor shower is due to reach this year’s peak: August 12th-13th. This meteor shower produces about 60 meteors per hour, and it’s performance is fairly consistent from year to year. If you are out enjoying that last bit of summer take a chance and look up–you might see a meteor flash across the summer sky. If you see one then don’t forget to make a wish!

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