Thursday, 12 August 2010


Just returned from the forest after laying watching the Perseid meteor shower for an hour or so. The view from the flat expanse of Spy Holms was broad and open, silhouettes of the surrounding woodland still visible in the distance; after initial mottled cloud cover the sky cleared for a long while, with no clouds the myriad of stars which make up the Milky Way were clearly visible cutting a jewelled swathe through the moonless sky, supported by numerous other celestial bodies, several satellites raced about their business, criss crossing the globe and, of course, loads of meteors, some good sized and bright, leaving long visible trails as crashed through the atmosphere, others smaller but nevertheless impressive.

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