It is hard to get up at 1.30am when you are on holiday, but the extra effort is always rewarding.
I could not shoot on peak, and on the 14th I had a tight gap of darkness between moon set and twilight, but this still gave me a good 1.5hrs. It was quite misty, but the sky was clear. My only worry was that the lens will fog-up, which it did in the last frames, so I was lucky.
There where not much Perseids meteors, but a lot of faint, sporadic ones. As last year in Malta, the airglow made the sky look green. Apart from the darkest skies I have seen in years, for me the highlight was the Aurora activity far up North on the horizon…. you won’t see that from Malta!
Such a wonderful feeling when you see those dancing lights, increasing in intensity and spiking up into the dark sky, like a soundless sonata. The only sound around where crickets, which filled the fields by their thousands.
There was no air traffic as I am accustomed to in Malta, instead I could spot faint satellites moving slowly across the sky, blending in with the stars.
Another unexpected great experience which makes you forget that your booths are getting wet with too much water from the dew wet grass.
A star trail of 1.5hr from the meteor sequence