Some of the birthrights Perseids that I managed to capture this year on the day of the showers maximum intensity. This years observation were hindered by almost fully illuminated Moon that washed out dimmer meteors.
Official homepage of the event: http://bioexo.si/
Bellow is a gallery of some of the animals that could be observed at the exhibition this year:
I was able to observe this phenomena yesterday at Sunset. Here is a photography and a brief description of an event:
An atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. (source: Wikipedia)
Not knowing the exact direction to the north (only rough direction) and the path by which the Sun will move across the sky, I selected the observing location at the beach that had the most unobstructed horizon in the northward way.
The whole sunset took more than half an hour. Truly, I did not expect for it to be so sluggish, and the angle between the horizon and path of the Sun to be so small. The most remarkable was a color of the Sun surface just before it completely set and when it begun to rise. It’s surface shone with a intense green color, probably due to large refraction differences at the horizon.
The Sun was actually bellow the horizon for just about 15 minutes. During that time there was no apparent visual change in the brightness of the sky.