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Perseid meteor shower is underway

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by SteveJJ, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. SteveJJ


    Aug 4, 2018
    This from spaceweather dot com. Thought you night time photographers may want to know. I'm planning on a trip north to get outside city lights, hope it's clear out!

    Earth is just in the outskirts of the comet's debris stream now. Activity will increase as our planet passes through the core of the stream this weekend. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions.

    Fun tip: Try looking for Perseids around 10 pm local time when the radiant is hugging the northern horizon. At that time, Perseids skim the top of the atmosphere, producing long colorful fireballs known as "Earthgrazers." You won't see many, but even one can make your day. Enjoy the show!
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  2. Too much smoke here to see anything.
  3. And harvest dust too.
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