Death Plunge On Display


I write the majority of my posts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. This Sunday evening, when my Monday post would normally be written, will be spent outside on our acreage taking in the night sky. Even though SW Ohio comes with far too much light pollution, we’re far enough away from the bright lights and big city to still have a decent starry sky. Meteor displayWe can see the Milky Way, and that’s more than most of the world’s population centers see.

So instead of blogging profundity, you get…well, not one iota of theological controversy.

Instead, we’re out considering the heavens, the work of His fingers, the moon and the stars which He has created. With the new moon and our dark sky, we get a stupendous view of the Perseid meteor shower. I was out the night before and caught several spectacular burnouts, one flaming rock after another screaming out a death song, as if launched from Sagittarius’s bow, an attack on Antares, the heart of Scorpius.

The shower itself originates in rubble cast off by a comet. Earth travels through the debris every August and gives us a celestial show. I’m posting this now so a few of you might catch the spectacular.

All Creation attests to the glory of the Creator. Turn off the TV and get outside! Forget Second Life! Live the real thing.


4 thoughts on “Death Plunge On Display

  1. Don Fields

    Unfortunately we live in one of those population centers that make it nearly impossible to see anything of interest in the night sky. But I do remember one memorable summer night as a camp counselor when I gave the high school boys in my cabin a special treat by taking them down to the dock at midnight to see over 20 meteors in 30 minutes. It was a very special time together marveling at the beauty of God’s creation.

  2. Peyton

    Sunday morning turned out to be the best time here in the southern suburbs of Williamsburg, OH. We got about 15 between 0315 and 0345. Monday morning, 0400 – 0415, I saw one (plus there were thin clouds). Didn’t even try this morning.

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