DO Aug.11, 7:30-12th morning Perseid Met.Shower

Location

Dorbrook Park
United States
Event Type: 
When: 
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 7:30pm to Friday, 12 August 2016 - 6:00am

Dorbrook Observing + Perseius Meteor showerTHURSDAY, August 11th, 7:30pm until dawn of the 12th...or you give up!Our equipment will be set up for observing and we'll be keeping our eyes pealed for the sky streaks from Perseus Meteor Shower. Perseus will be rising above the NE horizon(30-40Âșish) about 11:00pm. Favorable dark skies come after moon-sets, 00:17am.2 good info. site:http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guidehttp://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/observing-meteorsSunSet 7:57pm...end civil twilight 8:26pmMoon...9days old, in Scorpio, 60%,Waxing gibbous, sets 00:17.Planets:Mercury, Venus setting in LeoMars in ScorpioJupiter in VergoSaturn in OphiuchusPluto in ScorpioConstellations:Summer triangle...find the Coat Hanger :-)..look for the "Smile" near Cassiopeia.Suggestion: Could get chilly:Long pants/hat/jacket/lounge chair/blanket/hot drink & snacks.The observing field entrance gate is on the south side of Rt537; where the ball fields are. We are way back, on a rise, where the model airplane field is. Look for the scopes.