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    Posted August 12, 2010 by
    SteveGifford
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    Haubstadt, Indiana
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    Perseid meteor shower

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     SteveGifford spent most of the night hanging out in an old strip mine in Elberfeld, Indiana, watching the Perseid meteor shower. 'I think it will be longer and brighter tonight but there were a couple that left some dust trails last night that were really cool,' he said. Gifford shot these images with two cameras facing in different directions.
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    "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."  Psalm 19:1

     

    The skies were clear and dark this morning over Southwestern Indiana, making for good viewing of the Perseid Meteor shower.  The shower peaks later today so if you missed it this morning, you have another good shot at seeing some tonight.  Find a dark location, a comfortable chair or blanket and look to the northeast anytime after 10:30 or so and let the show begin!  Rates were around 40/hour this morning and should be around the same or slightly better tonight.  If you are interested in trying to photograph one, I have posted some tips at:

     

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_gifford/3817257520/in/set-72157622041872712/

     

    Good luck!

    Steve Gifford

    Haubstadt, Indiana

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