Thursday, 7 August 2014

Perseid Meteor Shower Supermoon August 2014

The Perseid meteor shower is happening now with the peak viewing night on the 12 th August 2014. Meteors from the Perseid shower may be visible right until 22nd August so you will have plenty of time to try and spot a meteor or two. The nearly full moon will present a bit of a problem this year throwing out a lot of light thus hiding a lot of the meteors in her glare but you should still be able to spot some fabulous meteors. In addition this full moon is a supermoon thus her light will shine even more brightly to obscure some of those meteors. The best thing that you can do is get as far away as you can from urban light, lie down on a blanket and enjoy the show, even if you don't see many meteors you can still enjoy being out in the darkness and enjoy the strength and energy emanating from our August supermoon

The perseids are named because they radiate from the Perseus constellation. The best time to observe them is after midnight, if you look into the sky towards the north east at this time hopefully you will see a few. The Perseids produce up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak so you should have a good chance of spotting a few.

In Greek mythology Perseus was the son of Zeus who married Andromeda. It is these two characters plus several others from the mythology that make up the constellation of Perseus. 

Meteor showers have always held a spiritual significance and have been held in awe over time. They were at times thought to be signs of luck or signs that the gods were angry. Not knowing the scientific reasons for why these meteors were occurring you can understand that it was easy to give a spiritual significance to these occurrences. More can be found on this subject here. Spiritual significance meteor showers

This August Perseid meteor shower is bound to be a very spiritual one combined with a wonderful super moon. Be sure to try and take some time for some wonderful super moon/ perseids viewing. Lie back, relax, connect with the wonderful wild elements of nature and feel at one with the universe, there is nothing like that feeling.

Blessings to you, Alison


  1. I did not know about this, thank you for posting about it! *hugs*

  2. Thanks Hannah, thinking of you, hugs xxx

  3. Blessings to you Allison ;o)
    I am going outside soon, to enjoy the super moon ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  4. Thanks lovely, actually got to see it last night, missed her last month xxx