Another shower but this time it's Meteors
Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Hot Tub owners will know that one of the best ways to spend your time in the tub is when you can see a sky full of stars. And so I couldn't let this week go by without reminding you all that now the weather has improved, and we have some clearer, cloud-free skies then it's time to look out for showers. The Perseids Meteor Shower to be precise.
You don't need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower. All you really need is a clear sky, lots of patience, and an Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map.
Tips to improve your star-gazing experience
Here are a few tips to help maximize your shooting star viewing experience.
You need a secluded viewing spot, away from bright lights (let's assume you have all set up your lovely tubs in a quiet spot and don't need to wrestle with moving your hot tub into a new place).
Once in your tub, get your self comfortable and let your eyes get used to the dark. It might take 15 to 20 minutes so don't be impatient
Dress for the weather, and make sure you have a good supply of drinks and snacks on hand, especially if you plan to stay out for a long time.
Make sure your boiler is giving out a slow, steady heat that will last a couple of hours — meteor watching can be a waiting game.
Once you have found your perfect viewing spot, lie back and look up in the direction of the radiant shown on the Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map.
When is the best time to view the meteor shower?
The Perseids meteor shower has been happening since the 17th July, but we haven't really had the best weather to see it. It's still fairly active though until the 24th August, with the peak viewing periods between the 9th and 13th August. So you've still got a few good evenings left, with the potential during peak times to see up to 100 meteors an hour. We have got family over at the minute so this could be a real 'bonding' time with us all sat comfortably in the tub. How amazing would it be to share this experience with family and close friends? Or even just that one special person in your life.
To enhance your shooting star experience even further, how about a few special cocktails? I've done all the research for you. All you need to do is buy in a few spirits and mixers.
Here's a quick an easy one for you to try - it's called a Starry Night Sparkler
1 oz. Vodka, chilled
4 oz. sparkling rosé, chilled (if rosé is dry, add 1/4 oz. simple syrup)
Method: Add chilled Vodka to a flute and top with chilled sparkling rosé. Garnish with a starfruit.
So there you have it, the perfect combination - good company, stars, bubbles and deliciously warm water gently caressing your skin, relaxing your mind and body. Sounds like heaven to me. Bon week-end from Hot Tubs In France.