Saturday, August 15, 2009

No poetic shooting star

When the other night
observing the perseids
I had but one wish.
Credit & Copyright: S. Kohle & B. Koch (Astron. I., U. Bonn)


  1. ...that the whole world would be watching.:)

    It's magnificent. Thanks for sharing. I found some more views on the web. Next year, in August, I'll follow the schedule, and look at the sky, hoping to see the Perseid meteor shower as you see it at Seanhenge.

  2. It must have been an incredible seeing it in real life, not in a photo like us!

    I can not guess exactly what you wished for, but I bet it was compassionate and optimistic... :)

    have a great weekend.

  3. Hans, Jams, Claudia, Nevin,
    now that has possibilities, hm? :)

    However, as I do hope my wish to come true - and as it is said that when observing a shooting star thinking of a wish, one must not tell anybody; otherwise the wish won't be fulfilled - I do obey to the magic rules. :)

    Watching perseid showers in a starry night with the naked eye, is at least as wonderful as watching them through a telescope, as with the naked eye you will see much more shooting stars than through the telescope which is focusing on but one certain area.

  4. Magical facts of the skies!

    This post reminded a short text about how dandelion wishes come true: "If you Could See Me Now" by Cecelia Ahern

  5. Now that's a surprise, WoS. :)
    The stars told me there have some wishes come true since the bookfair ...
    As for the magic of blowballs: It's good to know that once the stars fail, there are x thousands of dandelions in Seanhenge just waiting to fulfill my wishes. :)
    All the best to you and yours.