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“The sky is crying…” – The Vigil and Tears of St. Lawrence

The sky is crying, look at the tears roll down the street. Thanks to flaming comet dust moving at 60km per second. Today is the Vigil of St. Lawrence, in the older, traditional Roman calendar, replete with purple vestments. Before our … Read More

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Annual meteor shower – Perseids – the Tears of St Lawrence

Today is the Feast of St Lawrence of Rome, Deacon and Martyr.  He was a serious hard-core saint in hard times. This is also the time of year that your planet whirls through the debris left by the comet known … Read More

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They’re here! The Tears of St. Lawrence

UPDATE 12 August: Very cool.  The view of the meteor shower from above, on the ISS! UPDATE 11 August: From SpaceWeather: PERSEID METEOR OUTBURST–TONIGHT! Earth is approaching a thicket of debris from comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. When … Read More

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“The Tears of St. Lawrence” – annual Perseid Metor Shower

The famous Perseid Meteor Shower falls are the time of the Feast of St. Lawrence.  Thus, they are called the “Tears of St. Lawrence”. From SpaceWeather: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER–THIS WEEK: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, … Read More

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