Monday, August 13, 2012

Mandatory Stargazing

Most of Rockaway Beach was indoors watching the Olympics late Saturday night, oblivious to the incredible meteor shower happening right outside.  Apparently either God or the Tillamook PUD decided to take matters into their own hands and change that. 

Out went the lights in an exciting flash of colors, and then it was dark, very dark.  Getting up from their cozy chairs, most residents filed outside to see what was happening.  Neighbors met in the street for a quick confab about the power issue and soon discovered the vast amount of stars visible in the dark without the city light washout.

Among those stars were the multicolored, vibrant shooting stars of the Perseid Meteor Shower,  This annual August 11-12th shower can produce 60 meteors per hour.  Birthday Bob reported seeing nine amazing meteors during his backyard star-gazing. 

He still believes this celestial event is produced especially for his birthday each year and we don't have the heart to tell him otherwise.


  1. I should have been more curious and gone out to see what was up! But it's on my calendar for next year.
    Your blog is a treasure. 8>)

  2. The celestial show is well worth being covered by salty dew! Thanks for your kind comment.