Wednesday, August 10, 2016

La notte di San Lorenzo

The night of the shooting stars, the Feast Day of St. Lawrence the Christian saint that achieved martyrdom at the hands of the Romans.  Also known as the Perseids, a meteor shower that is said to begin in the constellation of Perseus. That is technically tonight, but the remainder of the week could be prime viewing for quite literally hundreds of "stella cadenti" shooting stars. Head out well after the sun has set and the moon has reached past its peak, you'll want an area far from city lights and noise. The city lights are an obvious deterrent to star viewing, but the quiet is something I prefer when star gazing as well.

Don't forget to make your wish!

"Stella, mia bella stella, desidero che..."

"Star, my beautiful star, I wish that..."

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