If you are looking for some good night photography dates, be aware that the nights between the August 12th and August 14th will be the best for shooting the Perseids shower.
The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. To find Perseus, you can use the map below, use a star map app like Sky Map (android) or Star Chart (iPhone) or use a good old star atlas.
During the peak of the shower, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour so it may be a good opportunity to bring a friend over.
If you are looking for night sky photographing tips head over to our tutorials on the subject:
- How Long Can You Expose A Night Sky Before Getting Star Trails
- Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial
- A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences
- Your Complete Guide For Photographing Star Trails
- Photo Breakdown – Amazing Star Trails Night Exposure
[h/t Tomer Razabi (who also shot that gorgeous photos featured in the post)]