On Friday August 12th, Michelle and I had the pleasure of witnessing the Perseid Meteor Shower (which happens every August, but it’s not every year you get a clear sky. Last year I went out the sky was completely covered in cloud). We grabbed our camera gear and headed out into the dark of night at around 10:30pm. I knew we would need total and complete darkness, so we headed straight for Waiparous, Alberta. Close enough to the City that we didn’t have to drive to far. Maybe an hour at most! We saw a ton of people along the way parked and pulled over on the sides of the road, looking up. Hoping to catch a glimpse of what’s supposed to be one of the best Meteor Showers in recent years. Lucky us, we had an entire place to ourselves. Which, can be super creepy, but really nice to be able to sit there in silence and watch them go by.
We had to sit and wait for the Big Ol’ Full Moon to go down, which took a bit. You couldn’t see many stars, or the Milky Way for that matter at that time. So we spent time trying to get the right settings on our Camera’s for when it did go down. When we were finally in complete and total darkness, the Milky Way rose above our heads, the Stars started shining brightly. The Meteor shower was now more viable then ever. We managed to stay out till about 4am. It was a very, very hard drive back home might I add!