Friday, August 10th, 2018.

This Sunday night, the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible. Every year this shower is often one of the most impressive spectacles of its kind. The Perseid shower should be especially vivid this year because the sky will be moonless and dark during the peak of the shower. The sky show will intensify on Sunday with an expected average of 90 shooting stars an hour. If you're wondering how to spot the Perseid Meteor Shower? Those living in the Northern Hemisphere, where the United States is located, look towards the northeastern sky. Its best to watch after 11pm or later when the constellation Perseid will be higher in the sky. It may also take up to an hour for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness so start watching early.

Know: You don't need to be looking directly at the constellation Perseid to spot the meteors. I'm sure I'll be up all night looking at all the action myself. If you join me, we'll be simpatico.

Written by, Andy ~ PAS-801


Friday, July 31st, 2018.

Mars is going to be the biggest and brightest it's ever been tonight. All you have to do is go outside and look up and you'll probably find it. You can contact a planetarium or start your own star party. Mars will appear brightest from July 27 to July 30 and the closest approach is July 31st, 2018. That is the point date in Mars' orbit when it comes closest to Earth. Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). Mars reaches its highest point around midnight -- about 35 degrees above the southern horizon, or one third of the distance between the horizon and overhead. Mars will be visible for much of the night so don't miss it. By mid-August, Mars will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each other. The next closest day will be October 6th, 2020 if you miss this one.

Written by, Bernice ~ RAY-801


Saturday, July 14th, 2018.

There’s a rapper (Rory Ferriera) who goes by the undercover stage name, “Milo”. His home base is at a rap facility in Maine. This guy surprises moviegoers with free tickets sometimes. It's interesting for why he does this. He wants to do something good for society. He bought all 129 seats at the 4:20pm showing at the Nickelodeon today. It was reported that employees told patrons they could see a free movie as they ordered the tickets. The rapper buys the whole theater for that particular showing of the movie. The free movie goers are surprised that he can do it for so many people. It's good when Milo buys little kids free movie tickets. Here at the Rayburn Post, we want to do something good for society too. We give kids a little something extra educational wise. The kids must try different ways to learn things and reading a newspaper everyday is actually a great idea. When I heard about it, I signed up a few days later. It’s cool that Firreira sends out tweets for anyone to join him at the movies on his dime. I wished I lived in Portland, Maine. I'd be checking out his Twitter to see what time I'm supposed arrive. I wonder if he gives free popcorn too.

Written by, Bernice ~ RAY-801