June 30th Meteor Day

When you star gaze you will often find falling stars, or meteors, entering our atmosphere and burning up. It is a natural, and rather common, sight to see though it does seem to happen more in the winter months than the summer months. Most burn up before they hit the earth but some do get through. The most famous occurred in Siberia in 1908 which cut a path through 40 miles of territory destroying trees, a few buildings and knocking some people out. That happened on June 30th and probably is the reason for today becoming Meteor Day.

How to celebrate – Star gaze tonight. Visit sites where meteors have landed. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.


June 30th National Meteor Watch Day

One of summer’s favorite activities is laying out at night on the lush grass of your yard and watching for falling stars, or meteors. It helps if you do not live in the city where lights generally get in the way. So it might be worth your while to go out into the country to get your best view.


It can be quite spectacular. Sometimes you can see meteor showers if you are lucky. And though they do fall during the daylight hours you aren’t going to see them. I am sure there are those who think they are spaceships, but they more than likely aren’t.

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It’s sort of like fishing. You have to be patient and wait. Keep your eyes open and thoughts clear and if you give it long enough, you will probably see one. So here, just like fishing, you can’t give up after ten minutes.


And you might want to watch where you lay down. Remember there are a lot of creatures that like to come out in the dark as well. So laying on your car hood works well, so long as that car isn’t moving. There are a lot of spectacular sights to be seen in the night sky, it’s a relaxing and beautiful view and often gives way to some astonishing thoughts and ideas.


Now while meteors have been known to hit the earth lets hope the worst of them is like the one that struck Siberia on June 30th, 1908. It knocked down trees, and people, for 40 miles around.

how to celebrate – Plan to spend a night out watching the stars. Look up when you might see the best meteor showers, they are posted. Don’t go out if it’s lightening and thundering.