The Living Force
The Mechanic said:It's that time of the year again!
Hopefully there wont' be clouds. This summer in the N/E of Scotland has been pretty cloudy. sigh
For those in the north:
The Sky in August: Perseids should produce the best meteor display of 2010
Published Date: 30 July 2010
By Alan Pickup
The three planets that have graced our western evening sky over recent months are now dipping inconveniently low into the twilight and two of them will be lost from view during August. On the other hand, Jupiter is climbing to prominence on the opposite side of the sky and the Perseids meteor shower is poised to provide what should be our best meteor display of the year on the night of the 12th/13th.
The Sun slips almost 10° southwards during August to bring the welcome return of true night-time darkness over the whole of Scotland, including the Northern Isles. By our map times, and provided we can escape from light pollution, the Milky Way is a striking sight as it soars upwards in the south through Aquila and Cygnus before swooping down through Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Perseus in the north-east.