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Perseids this Weekend!

MotoMannequin

Livermore, CA, US
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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006
Mon 06-Aug-12 06:50 PM

It's that time of year, the Perseid Meteors are back! Actually they never left, but Planet Earth is back among the Perseids and we're along for the ride.

Peak of the meteor shower is in the wee hours of the morning on the 12th & 13th, which translates to next Sunder & Monday mornings, although if the sky is clear then you will be able to see meteors any time it's dark.

I took last year off due to a near-full moon, but here's our thread from 2010 which has a lot of great info:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=162&topic_id=53589

This year a waning crescent moon rising at 1:31 AM on Sunday and 2:23 on Monday should allow for some excellent dark skies for those who can get away from the city lights.

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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