The Perseids

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Yeh its the middle of August and time for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Tonight and tomorrow night are the peak times for viewing these shooting stars.
 
Fantastic, l saw them last year with some friends at the back of my house; l had forgotten about them and we were round the fire when the sky just started becoming alive, it went on for ages in the eastern sector. Its been pretty cloudy here but maybe it'll clear.
 
Yeh its the middle of August and time for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Tonight and tomorrow night are the peak times for viewing these shooting stars.

Excellent!

Hang on, we've had two weeks of cloud and rain and today's no different!
 
the sky here was clear between midnight and 3am but l only got a view of around the plough and there were too many tall trees so no show; don't they last longer than a couple of nights? and they come from leo right?
 
the sky here was clear between midnight and 3am but l only got a view of around the plough and there were too many tall trees so no show; don't they last longer than a couple of nights? and they come from leo right?
Tonight is the best night (fingers crossed for clear sky).
They come from the constellation of Perseus, ( there is a clue in the name -swings to avoid slap :p ), which is just south of the familiar big W of Cassiopeia. Just east of Perseus you can also see a little fuzzy dot which is the furthest man can look with the unaided eye, the Andromeda Galaxy. With a pair of reasonable binoculars you can see it quite well.
 
Out in our area we are in these dog days.... hot and humid and clear by day thunderstorms rolling in as the sun goes down and the evening air begins to cool...

So another cloudy night...some nice booms, no rain, no stars...
 
darn was a cloudless sky in the NE but l couldn't stay awake after 12.30! anyone see anything?
 
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