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The Perseids (why do you think I mean "pesetas", spell chequer?) should be at a maximum tonight. Generally they will be best in the small hours, just after midnight. I shall be napping in the garden.

I saw two last night while standing outside 'bout half-past ten. I hadn't been out long so I wouldn't have had particularly good night vision and there were street lights in view, so it augurs well for tonight. One was a nice bright meteor, but the second left a trail about 1/3 of a thumbs width (say 10 seconds of arc) with sharply defined edges. My companions wondered why I squeaked! Sadly it soon went behind a roof top so I really only got a flash and the trail as I looked toward it. Brightest trail I've seen though.

Happy sky watching.

ETA: 01:54 Not only did it cloud over but it also got foggy. Star gazing abandoned.
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