Perseid Fireballs

Great info on this upcoming meteor shower from NASA.

Its just unfortunate that it wont be much of a show for us in the South. We might however see some nice crumbs that fall off the Northern Hemisphere Perseid table in the pre dawn sky around the peak (11,12,13 August) facing north.

 

planetary triple

Triple Conjunction May 2013

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury looking good at dusk in the western sky on the 26th. Venus and Jupiter will be even closer by Tuesday evening the 28th.

Ten minutes later and a little darker.

10 minutes later

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