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Perseid Meteor Shower- From Black Mtn / Cabin Lake area - Fri, Aug 12 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location:Black Mtn Summit / Cabin Lake area on Cypress
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 12 2016  9:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 12 2016 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:overnight...or shorter
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.

Thursday night into early Friday, the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.

Prime viewing should be in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, after the moon sets.

The last Perseids outburst was in 2009. Thanks to a gravity nudge from Jupiter, debris from comet Swift-Tuttle could stray closer to Earth again. These scattered specks of dust — a trail in the comet’s wake — are what flash as they enter the atmosphere at a mind-blowing 132,000 mph and burn up.

Required Items to Bring:
overnight sleeping gear & tent if you intend to stay....along with camera bincoulars, headlamp, spare batteries, bug juice, snacks, bathing suit if you want to go for a midnight dip in Cabin Lake...
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Plan is to head up to Cypress around 6:30 pm so as to get to Cabin lake area before dark to scope out sleeping sites (North of the Lake) and meet in the vicinity of the lake (9 - 10 pm) to gather late arrivals.....then bed down for a few hours rest getting up around 2 am for viewing and photography..... to gain access to cypress bowl area for Meteor shower viewing you need to be past the gate at the bottom by 11 pm....cause no vehicles are permitted up the road between 11 pm and 7 am.....although you can drive down and out anytime you want......

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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