Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meteor, what meteor?

I had been wanting to capture meteor showers with my camera, and the Perseids shower of 2013 presented the perfect opportunity.  No moon, clear skies, etc.  Last night we set up on the end of Folly Island at about midnight and expectantly anticipated the kinds of images we had all seen in National Geographic magazines and NASA web pages.  Unfortunately, the skies were hazy and there was quite a bit of cloud and lightning about, making meteor viewing a little more challenging.  We did see a few, but the cameras missed them for the most part.  I'm not sorry we went, it was a beautiful evening, if a little windy and sandy (normal for a beach).  I will try again another time because the more times you try, the luckier you get :)

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