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Meteor Shower (and more celestial events!)

Posted by Danielle Rogland on

The Meteor Shower is the newest in our popular Celestial Series of paperweights! We are very excited to introduce this new paperweight to Glass Eye Collectors. 

   

A blaze of fire lights the night sky when the trail of dust thrown off by an asteroid or comet pummels into the earth’s atmosphere. Glass Eye Studio artists have depicted this cosmic spectacle with flashes of dichroic glass showering a desert mountain at nightfall. Learn more or purchase it here.

This paperweight was partially inspired by the Delta Aquarids meteor shower that occurred in late June! Want to keep up with more celestial events coming in July? Here's a few: 

July 12 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset. Find the Celestial Mercury paperweight here.

July 13 - Partial Solar Eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie. This partial eclipse will only be visible in southern Australia. Find the Celestial Solar Eclipse paperweight here. 

July 27 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon. Find the Celestial Full Moon paperweight here. 

July 27 - Mars at Opposition. The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Mars. Find the Celestial Mars paperweight here.