Thursday, 13 August 2015


I stayed up until 1.30 am watching the Perseid meteor shower last night: it was the best for years, with a peak of around 60 per hour, including some bright ones that left enduring trails.

The Perseids are debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle and generally put on the best display of the year.

(For readers of another blog: Sirius is NOT visible at this time of year from the UK: Canis Major is a winter constellation! The stars in my photo are the 'W' of Cassiopeia and part of the Square of Pegasus!)

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