Look at the nights sky shooting star content
Last time we’d just arrived in the alps, sat in the chalet, power goes out… Cue most ridiculously perfect, light-pollution free, mountain starscape, with added perseids. Stunning. (we spent about an hour goggling from the chalet balcony, then just out of curiosity I went out into the street on the other side of the chalet and it turned out to be even better). Unforgettable stuff.
(the year before, I rode into the pentlands and found a nice quiet corner to watch from. After about 20 minutes 2 runners came up and, without seeing me, stopped about 2 feet from my head. It was a wee bit awkward so I decided to break the silence by saying “DARK, ISN’T IT”. They ran pretty fast )Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
Not sure its 100% accurate – everyone in Islay must switch there lights off! but very cool nonetheless
I assume it’s showing relative intensity compared to background light levels. So somewhere like Islay, with few street lamps, and peoples houses that have small, horizontal facing windows, will have a very low signature. I guess it must also be built up from a number of satellite images, as cloud and weather will affect the data.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Sat out the back last night, for about thirty minutes from 1am, but only saw five. Three were fairly bright, but it wasn’t what you could call exhilarating. 😐Posted 4 years ago
You could call it a bit brisk, though my winter weight flying jacket, beanie and a mug of hot Horlicks helped ease the chill.
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