Perseid meteor shower
Every year, from around July 17 to August 24, our planet Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent of the Perseid meteor shower. Debris from this comet litters the comet’s orbit, but we don’t really get into the thick of the comet rubble until after the first week of August. The bits and pieces from Comet Swift-Tuttle slam into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 130,000 miles Protected content km) per hour, lighting up the nighttime with fast-moving Perseid meteors.
On this trip we will go up into the mountains, far away from city lights to try to capture some of the magic of the night sky.
We will need transport! If someone volunteers to take their car and could take some people on with them, I will extend the list for another 3 places. Please write your name in the comments below and I will contact you shortly. Alternatively, you can hire a car between you to reduce the cost (once again please comment below).
Please note that this is an overnight trip, and that we will be staying at the location until the following morning. Therefore, please bring tents, sleeping bags etc... for your comfort. Also bring enough food and drinks, and some warm clothing as it will be very cold up there during the night!
I am posting this to see if many people are interested in doing this activity as many people may be on holiday. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.
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