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Astronomical Archery:  I celebrate the Perseids each year as the holiday that August lacks. | by garlandcannon
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Astronomical Archery: I celebrate the Perseids each year as the holiday that August lacks.

August: Perseid Meteor Activity c. August 13

 

". . . Both archers [Orion and the centaur Sagittarius constellations] drew their bows ready. They fixed arrows tipped with Perseids. . . [It was] the Archery Competition. . . The Centaur and Orion are shooting the Perseids . . . " The contest judge is Mars.

 

TRIBUTE: Source for constellation art: Adrienne Adams, The Thirteenth Is Magic, Joan Howard

 

"The Perseids ( /ˈpɜrsiː.ɨdz/) is the name of a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. " wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids

 

Context, proximate source, and more information: www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/4886247889/in/set-721...

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Taken on August 9, 2011