August 13th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 13, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Looking at the Perseids meteor shower, by Johan Larsson on Flickr
Looking at the Perseids meteor shower, by Johan Larsson
August 13th is... Perseid Meteor Showers, International Left-Handers Day, National Filet Mignon Day, National Prosecco Day, Victory Day (2nd Monday)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: Exploring Meteor Showers (Discover the Night Sky), by Brigid Gallagher (Author). Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2017)Perseid Meteor Showers
-- According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year; and in 2018, they'll be the best shower of the year. During the Perseids' peak this weekend, spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. Source

Read: Exploring Meteor Showers (Discover the Night Sky), by Brigid Gallagher
-- Explore the amazing science behind meteor showers. Look up into the sky during a meteor shower, and what do you see? Many quick trails of light flash among the stars. Learn about the history of meteor shower discoveries and how technology helps scientists study meteor showers today. Exploring meteor showers has never been easier!

Image: Guang-T Glow in Dark Stars and Moon Meteor Shower | Fluorescent Wall Stickers | Glowing Stars for Ceiling and Wall Decals | Removable Wallpapers | Perfect for Kids Bedding Room or Party Birthday Gift Glow in Dark Stars and Moon Meteor Shower -- Not like other dot stickers, we present premium stars and moon stickers contain five-pointed star, four-pointed star, meteor and moon. Create your own night sky!

I Take My Showers in August -- Funny Perseid Meteor Shower Shirt - depicts an image of this annual meteor shower event. The perfect gift for any astronomy lover or meteor shower observer.

Meteor Shower Men's Underwear -- Men's All-Over Print Boxer Briefs Underwear - Shooting Star During The Perseid Meteor Shower

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where and How to See It This Weekend
Space Rocks! A Giant Meteorite Board Game
Meteor Facts - Meteorites - Astronomy for Kids
How To Make a meteor diorama
How to photograph meteor showers
AstroCrafts: How To Make An Astrolabe
How To Throw A Meteor Shower Party
Meteor shower rock cakes

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