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Perseids Meteor Shower

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« on: August 05, 2011, 04:19:32 pm »

LOL I've just finished moaning on another thread about the timing of this month's full Moon/peak of the Perseids!  Grin However at least at this time of the year the Moon has a significant southerly declination when full and so does not rise very high for us 'northerners'. I've already seen a few Perseids from my city location - although I had not gone out with the specific intention of observing them. Best one was this morning (the small hours are always best for making observations as the meteors enter the Earth's atmosphere more 'head on') whilst I was admiring the return of the Pleiades.

Thanks for the reminder Mark & let's hope that the cloud gods give us a few clear nights to compensate for the Full Moon!

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