Morton Borough 5K Walk Run – Saturday June 1, 2019

The Morton Borough 5K Run/Walk in Morton, PA is for the benefit of their Parks and Recreation. The race is on June 1, 2019 and starts at 9:00 am.

The course is a closed 3.1 miles and a water station is provided at the halfway point.

Registration is $25 and advanced registration is recommended. Procrastinators can register the day of the race starting at 7:00 am, but it will cost you an extra five-spot – $30.

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Orionids meteor shower peak this Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20th and 21st

This coming week, the coming Orionids meteor shower is expected to put on a show.  The peak of the shower will occur Saturday and Sunday nights, Oct 20th and 21st.  This year is expected to be a little less that the spectacular display in 2008.

Marshall Space Flight Center October 19, 2015

The Orionids historically have shown 10 to 20 meteors an hour and sometimes peaking at 100 per hour.  The Orionids appear to originate from the constellation Orion. They are part of the dust and debris from Haley’s Comet.

This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures.  See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!

Marshall Space Flight Center October 19, 2015

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Perseids meteor shower peak this Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th

This coming week, the coming Perseids meteor shower is expected to put on quite a show.  The peak of the shower will occur Saturday and Sunday nights, August 11th and 12th.  This year is expected to be more spectacular than previous years.

Photo of Perseid Meteor August 2009 via Flickr by andyspictures

The Perseids historically have shown 50 meteors an hour and sometimes peaking at 100 per hour.  This shower is named for their apparent point of origin: the constellation Perseus.  I wouldn’t worry if you can’t find the constellation Perseus as the meteors should be visible in all parts of the sky.

This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures.  See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!

Photo of Perseid Meteor August 2009 via Flickr by andyspictures

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Alpha Capricornids Sunday and Monday nights, July 29th and 30th

Sunday and Monday nights, July 29th and 30th this coming week, the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower is expected to put on a show.  The peak of the shower will occur Sunday and Monday nights, July 29th and 30th.

Kamenew Photography Published on Jul 23, 2016

The Alpha Capricornids historically have shown around 5 meteors an hour. You should also expect many of these to be fireballs.

This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures.  See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!

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Eta Aquariids meteor shower peaks this Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th

This coming week, the Eta Aquariid meteor shower is expected to put on a show.  The peak of the shower will occur Friday and Saturday nights, May 4th and 5th.  This year is expected to a bit less spectacular than previous years due to the moon, but the more brilliant streaks should overcome this obstacle.

Eta Aquarid meteor taken the night of May 3, 2011 (NASA/MSFC)

The Eta Aquariid historically has shown between 10 and 30 meteors an hour.  You should see some fast streaks and a few fireballs. This shower is caused by pieces of debris from the path of Haley’s Comet.

This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures.  See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!

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