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Perseid Meteor Watch with Fordingbridge Astronomical Society

Perseid Meteor Watch with Fordingbridge Astronomical Society

Wednesday 12th August 2020 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm

Hyde Common - Pentons Hill
New Forest National Park, Hyde, Hampshire, SP6 2QJ

Join the members of Fordingbridge Astronomical Society for this public outreach event observing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along with a picnic to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower, the late summer constellations, ruddy Mars, giant Jupiter, the ringed Saturn, and the fainter gas giants Uranus and Neptune. (Note: Date subject to change if another night promises better observing conditions)

Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/08/2020

Event organiser

Fordingbridge Astronomers

Fordingbridge Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Fordingbridge Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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