Thursday, 13 August 2015

Astrognome Astronomy Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids

I observed the Perseids last night Aug 12th/13th and saw 81 meteors between 11.15 pm and 03.45 am. There were some fantastically bright meteors. I don't have a camera so I can't show you any pictures of the ones I saw.

There did appear to be some confusion when the night of maximum would occur and a few days running up to the maximum various press reports were saying that you could see the Perseids, It is true there would have been a few meteors either side of maximum but the night of 12th/13th was the night with the best chance of seeing the Perseids.

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