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PostPosted: July 29th, 2016, 4:30 pm 
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The Perseid Meteor shower will reach its peak between the 11th and 13th of August. It's centre is in the northeastern part of the sky but if you're photographing it aim your lens more to the north. It is predicted that there will be as many as 200 meteor outbursts per hour, almost twice the usual rate, so it should be quite a show. Best viewing time would be between 1 am (after moonset) and around 4 am.
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essential ... ign=buffer


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PostPosted: August 10th, 2016, 2:18 am 
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Yup .... it's looking good already , lots of action in the sky in the last few days and tonight the 10th it's been increasing .
Northern lights have been flaring as well :D
Cheers .... Vin


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PostPosted: September 9th, 2016, 4:51 pm 
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Just got back from our 29 day trip on the Berens River. Of 29 possibles only 3 nights offered clear skies. What are the odds of that?! Did manage to get a few nice shots of the Milky Way and even the Aurora. Absolutely fabulous trip by the way.


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PostPosted: September 10th, 2016, 6:15 pm 
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It was overcast during the perseid shower :(

Norther lights have been visible on and off all summer , this sunday night sept 11 going into monday morning should be good viewing at a forecasted Kp of 4 , usually anything above KP of 3 is quite viewable and colorful

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Band of solid red above the glowing green fingers from a few weeks ago

Cheers ..... Vin


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