Friday, August 13, 2010

Stargazer Alert!

This is Remington -- Stargazer reporting.... 
(kind of like Full Moon reporting....in the same area....)
 If you happened to have to go potty late last night
you were probably entertained by the
Perseid meteor shower
Now that is not like a bath -- not that kind of shower.
So don't worry.... 

In my extensive research I found that 
this meteor shower is  icy dust fragments
shed by the comet Swift-Tuttle
as it passes near the sun.
The tiny particles,
speeding at a dizzying 38 miles per second,
sizzle in the earth’s atmosphere,
some leaving trails that can last for seconds.
 
Here is a picture I found on the internet.
Isn't that cool?
I couldn't get a picture of them at our house
because it was storming out.  

If it was cloudy at your house or
if you didn't know about it --
they will be out tonight too! 
August 12 and 13 are the best time
for the show I have been told. 
I am hoping to see it again tonight.

Also I would like to wish all of you a
Happy Friday the 13th!

I have heard that some people are afraid of this day
because they think bad things will happen to them. 
People with this fear are called
Paraskevidekatriaphobics....
that is one big word!

Beth said for her Friday the 13th has
always been a very lucky day.
I guess it's all in how you
choose to look at it.

Enjoy this Friday the 13th
And may you have nothing but good fortune
and a nice evening of watching the meteor show!

Later -- Remington --
What is this? 
A four leaf clover?
Hhmmm, it must be my lucky day
 -- out!

31 comments:

Roo said...

Remington, you go outside to watch the sky fall all around you? You are very very brave! Maybe Mom will put in a skylight so I can watch the meteor show from inside my safe house :)

Happy Friday the 13th back to you :)
Roo

Gloria said...

I was too lazy to get out of bed to look for the meteors. Lucky you had to go pee! Friday the 13th?? Cool!

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

It has been too cloudy at my house to see the sky falling. :( Maybe tonight it will be clear enough, I hopes so.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Rem!!! You are absolutely the most handsome stargazer we know and trust us we know lots cause Mom works with a lot of stargazers...
in the Physics and Astronomy department.....

Boy that is one big word for Friday the 13th phobia...I'm trying to wrap my tongue around it.

Happy day and happy weekend,
Madi and Mom

Gus said...

Hmm..it was rainin last night at our house too, so we will try to check tonight.

Have a great weekend - hope you and Billy Bob the Bus get to take a trip.


gussie

Ginny said...

I can always count on you for cool sky sightings, Rem!! And all the facts behind them! I hope the skies are clear tonight, then maybe we can see your pictures tomorrow!!

jen said...

Thnaks for the Stargazer report Remington, and for the head's up that it is Friday the 13th, I didn't realize that:) Hope your day is a luck one:)

Sweet Praline said...

Mom was sick last night, so I missed the shower. Maybe we'll catch it tonight.

Frankie Furter said...

Thanks for the Star show even if they really aren't stars. hehehe

Ms. ~K said...

We were all ready for a meteor party and it rained...pooh!
We'll try again tonight!
Happy viewing,
~K and pups

Jazzi said...

Remington
I have never seen these showers but I will look for them tonight. You are so smart to learn all that stuff for us and Good job on finding the 4 leaf clover. Have a great day

wags
jazzi

3 doxies said...

Dats weird....never knew it rained stars...kinda in a round a bout sorta way.
It stormed here last night so I will haves to run out during da Pawty and check.
Why Mayzie and I planned a pawty on da 13th is beyond me...dis can't be good.

Puddles

Minna Krebs said...

Oooh, I needs to check da skies tonight! Although I be much further South den you....so I wonder if we gets the same great star show?!?!?

MinnaK

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We wish we khould have watched but we have khlouds khlouds khlouds

But that was okay fur the khlouds helped drop the temperatures LOTS!

Happy Friday The FURteenth!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie

JC said...

My girls did go out to enjoy the evening but I didn't notice any showers. Thanks for telling us about them.

Hope you have a Grand Weekend !!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Remington! We knew about the meteor shower but mom had to go to bed early - and it is tough to see them here because of all the city lights (which makes mom super annoyed by the way). She is thinking she might go drive far out to try tonight though. We hope the clouds clear up there so you can see them too!

And Beth is like our mom - she usually has good luck on Friday the 13th (ever since she turned 16 and got her license on a Friday the 13th it has been lucky).

We hope you all have a great weekend!!

Oh, Gus wanted to ask you to please pass this message on from him!

----------------------------------

Hi Ozabella! I hope you are feeling ok!!

From

Gus

Heather said...

I did look outside last night, but alas it was cloudy....I am hoping tonight will be clear!

JackDaddy said...

I tried to see them last night, but my neighbors had their garage light on :(

Tricia said...

Rock on, Rem!!!

bichonpawz said...

Wow! You are VERY Brave Remington!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our day has been very lucky so far, Remington. Happy Friday the 13th to you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

little princess Luna~ said...

OMD--you're telling me it rains stars~!? i wish i could be at remington drive when that happens 'cause i am so sure you would be able to answer all my curious chi questions. :)

xo,
luna

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy Friday 13th Remington - we agree with Beth - it can be lucky!
Thank you so much for your well informed post and your big words!
You really are the cleverest dog we know!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxxx
ps did we mention how adorable you look sitting at your desk............!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, thanks for the information. Mom saw it on the news but she's been really busy and tired so she missed it last night. I hope she sees it tonight! Lots of love, Holly and mom

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Remmy, Miss Cindi Lou and I watched the shower for awhile last night. It was really clear so we so lots of action.

Cindi Lou here, I think it is silly for humans to be afraid of a day of the week. Did you know some people are afraid of black cats like me? I took over mom's blog today and told humans what I thought.

Purrs & Kitty Kisses,
Lucky Cindi

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You have it right, my friend, we make our own kind of luck! I kind of like the 13th myself. It was cloudy last night when we went out to see the meteor...we call them "Dad's Birthday Meteors" because they always happen around his birthday (the 16th). We are going to try looking for them again tonight...and while we are out in the dark, I'll give out a howl of hello to you!

Junior and Orion said...

Well, we will have to venture outside and see if we can see that shower.....hopefully we don't have too many city lights to ruin the view!

Jacqueline said...

You are such a good reporter, Rem; you always have such cool things to teach us!!...Our Mommy thinks Friday the 13th is lucky too...Hope you have a fun weekend, sweet friend...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Roo said...

Hi Remington!

Just dropping by to let you know I gave you an award on my post today. Just want you to know I'm thinkin bout ya :)
Roo

PeeS: The acceptance rules are a bit of work. So no worries if you just want to smile and nod ;)

Busy Buttons said...

Mom says it was hard for her to read this blog post because she couldn't stop looking at the picture of you wearing those glasses and sitting at the desk. Too cute!!!

Sagira said...

Wow, that is cool. Dad wanted to try to get a photo but I don't think he ever did.