Verzasca Perseids 2016

Location of photo
Valle Verzasca, Ticino, Switzerland
Date/Time of photo
12.08.2016 00:00-04:30
Nikon D810, Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
For the night from the 11.-12. August the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower was predicted and 2016 it should be so intense like every 12 years. Unfortunately, the forecast was very bad for whole Switzerland expect the Italian part. Of course we couldn’t miss this astronomical highlight! Therefore, we packed our gear and jumped into the car. When we reached the St. Gotthard we realized that we had forgotten all our warm jackets, looks like we were too excited. Anyway our sleeping bags we had with us, so we continued our journey through the darkness heading to the dam wall of Verzasca. This place we knew crowded because of the famous James Bond bungee jump, but now we were alone. The best idea ever was to transport our beach chair through half of Switzerland. We snuggled into our sleeping bags and enjoyed the clear night sky. What we were able to observe there surpassed all our expectations! So many and bright shooting stars we had never seen before.
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