Nightly Night Photography Notes–Meteor Shower Tonight!

Post Update: I am no longer making Nightly Night Photography Notes posts on this blog. Instead, I am providing regular night photography news updates through the Night Photography News eNewsletter. Signing up is free and easy. Simply click the link, enter your email address, and choose Night Photography News from the list choices.

One final reminder about tonight’s Quadrantid meteor shower.  The shower’s radiant (the point which the meteors appear to orginate) is in the constellation Bootes, which is near the first star in the handle of the Big Dipper. The waxing gibbous moon will set around 3:30 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on Wednesday morning, which will leave a couple of hours of dark-sky viewing. Check out this post for more info about the shower, along with tips on photographing it.

Nightly Night Photography Notes is a nightly (almost) nutshell of photo news and tidbits for night photographers. If I’m not out in the wilds creating night images, I’ll do my best to keep you updated nightly on what’s going on in the dark. I need your help, though. If you know about anything coming up that night photographers might like to know about, please let me know in an email and I’ll make a post about it. Please note that I live in western North Carolina, USA, so unless indicated otherwise, all discussions that are location and time specific are based on latitude 35 degrees north and Eastern Time Zone, which is -5 hours from UTC time (-4 hours during daylight saving time).  

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