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Friday, 13 August 2010

Perseids Meteor Shower

We had a late night last night with spectacular skies. It was beautiful and clear for the peak of the Perseids meteor shower. Devin counted 87 Meteors in about an hour and a half, some of them very bright and spectacular. The Milky Way was very distinct and there were so many stars the many of the constellations were indistinct. Jupiter was very bright rising on the eastern horizon. WE are probably going to look at Jupiter's moons with our telescope on tomorrow night because 2 of the moons will be in transition which will be neat to see. We even had a few spikes of northern lights last night although nothing compared to last weeks northern lights. We are just getting into the best northern lights viewing over the next month as the earth will be facing a part of the sun with greater sun spot activity which causes really great northern lights.


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