Looking for Meteors on the Night Sky

Yesterday evening I was on the lookout for Meteors on the star-filled night sky, unfortunately the moonlight was to strong and I only managed to see 5 meteors.

On the night of October 8th. the Earth will cross the orbit of the comet Giacobini-Zinner. With the well known meteor showers such as the Perseids and Leonids, debris released from the comet as it rounds the Sun has had time to spread right around its orbit, so a meteor shower is seen each year. In this case, the dust from the comet has not yet spread far round the orbit, so we only expect to see a significant number of meteors - known as The October Draconids.

Unfortunately, the waxing Moon was making the meteors dimmer and almost impossible to see.


Night Sky at lake Fussingø, Denmark


(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4,0 VR ED, iso 800, tripod)

2 comments:

  1. Very beautiful the photos of this blog...of this post particularly, with the charm of the starry sky....compliments.

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  2. Thanks for your comment Dino, this winter I'm planning to do more of this stuff!

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