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Some 2020 Perseids observed …

It has been many many years since my last visual observations of meteors (back in 2010…). Last week I found the opportunity to observe a bit the peak of the Perseid shower.

I observed for a couple of hours, just before the moon rise, from my place in the relatively light polluted Heraklion of Crete. I was a bit tired since I have waken up in the morning and didn’t manage to get any sleep so definitely I missed some fainter ones. But there were a few bright Perseids that I saw with a couple of them being kind of spectacular!

Although the total number recorded was low (7 Perseids and 5 Sporadics) I enjoyed the observation. Sitting relaxed in a chair and viewing the nigh sky feels nice, especially when the anticipation on the next bright meteor is added.

You can find the particular observation log as Session ID 80974 at IMO.