Aug. 13, 2010 Planetary Grouping and Perseid Meteor Shower
I failed to observe the Perseids last night because of an exam the following day. I hope I could still catch a few meteors tonight.
I also didn’t see the planetary grouping due to thick clouds. I only got a chance to see the crescent moon and Venus while driving home. I became ecstatic as soon as I saw the two celestial objects.
Below is a list of GMA’s video news regarding the Perseid Meteor Shower Observation at the PAGASA Observatory last night:
Note: The reporter mentioned that the conjunction is difficult to see without the use of a telescope. This is not true. The planetary grouping can be seen naked eye. You need a large field of view to see the arrangement of the planets. Our eyes have a wider field of view compared to telescopes.
I’m still hoping for clear skies tonight!
To the stars!