August 11, 2008

August 11

From the Old Farmer's Almanac:

dog e-card

Dog Days End (August 11)

The dog days (the hottest and most unhealthy days of the year) end today. This period is traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.

meteor showers

Perseids (August 11–12)

Of the major meteor showers that return to our skies at the same time each year, the Perseid shower puts on the brightest dependable show on the night of August 11–12. Make sure that you check the sky often after dark. The very best viewing will be after midnight.