Tuesday, 6 August 2013

N.M.N and things above your head

National Moth Night is being held over the nights of 8th to 10th of August so if you are involved there are a few things happening above your head this week of interest.

The space shed will complete a few passes.

If you are up and about an hour before sunrise tomorrow morning you’ll will see a lineup of three planets low in the eastern sky. The first one you should spot is Jupiter which is the highest of the three and brightest, below Jupiter, look for Mars and below that will be Mercury.

Those in the know are predicting that this years Perseid meteor shower will be one of the best for sometime with over a hundred an hour so you’ll want to be out the mornings of the 12th and the 13th when it’s at its best. Best time will be between 2pm and 4pm but anytime after dark there should be some activity. Find a dark observing place, relax on a reclining chair and give yourself 20 minutes for your eyes to become accustomed to the dark and have a few drams nearby for comfort and enjoy, Bliss

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