Under less than ideal circumstances, I attempted to observe and photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. The near-Full Moon did not help.
A Meteor During the Eclipse
During this month’s Lunar Eclipse, I witnessed a bright and large meteor streak from approximately Zenith into the Southwest.
Perseid Meteor Captured on iPhone with NightCap
The image above was the most spectacular, captured very early in the session.
No Meteors for Me
Correspondingly, over the last few months I have missed the Moon occulting Saturn, every time, due to bad weather; this month was no different.
Meteor Hunting, 2017 Edition
Though the sky was mostly clear lest a few stray clouds, the Moon’s brightness was the only unfortunate circumstance compared to last year’s.