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Dimensions5340 x 3560
Original file size17.6 MB
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Date modified13-Aug-13 15:16
Perseids Meteors Star Trails

Perseids Meteors Star Trails

I was not planning to take any Star Trail shots until the autumn when the sun will be setting earlier. However there was a happy coincidence on Monday evening of the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower and clear skies, rare in the UK.
The shot was taken from Pagham Harbour Wall looking due north. Pagham Harbour is a Nature Reserve and the water in the shot is a lagoon north of the Harbour. Overhead the Milky Way is visible but there is a lot of light pollution on the horizon with Bognor Regis to the East, Chichester 5 miles to the North and the city of Portsmouth being 20 miles to the West. It does have the considerable benefit though of being only 1 mile from home.