Have you been looking up the past few nights, trying to see the Perseid Meteor Shower? Many of our readers have been turning their eyes — and cameras — to the skies, with spectacular results. This year’s Perseids were predicted to be one of the best ever, since there has been little to no moonlight to upstage the shower. As you can see from the images here, many astrophotographers were able to capture fast and bright meteors, and even some that left persistent trains.
Remember, tonight (Wednesday, August 12, 2015) is projected to be the peak, so if you’ve got clear skies, take advantage of this opportunity to see a great meteor shower. You can find out how and when to see them in our previous detailed articles by our in-house observing experts David Dickinson and Bob King.
And enjoy the view from our readers in this gallery of 2015 Perseids:
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Prolific night sky photographer John Chumack near Dayton, Ohio put together this video of 81 Perseid meteors he captured on August 12, 2015 with his Automated low light -Meteor Video Camera Network:
If you are clouded out, you can still enjoy the shower. NASA TV will be tracking the Perseids live on Wednesday, August 12 starting at 10PM EDT/02:00 UT:
One Reply to “Gallery: 2015 Perseids Are Putting on a Show”
We’ll hello there stranger! I miss your posts, so it’s a pleasure seeing you in here again… Did you get a chance to see any of the Perseids last night? I got out at about 10p.m. with my telescope to keep me company. I saw one very bright fireball with a long tail at about 10:30. I kept one eye out for meteors as I explored the summer Milky Way, but didn’t see any others. Then at 11:30 the sky turned milky and by midnight we were completely clouded out. Earlier I’d taken a nap so I could stay up late, so as a result, there I was wide awake and no sky. BUMMAH! I put the scope away and came into the office to listen to the meteors on space weather.com’s radio meteor page. There were tons of soundings, so fur shore someone was seeing them! You? Stayed up until 1 or so, went back out a couple to check for clearing, but it was not to be. Dzzzz…
Well… there’s always tonight! Which looks like it will be clear? There’s a heat wave due this weekend and sometimes that means we get favorable winds to keep the marine layer offshore… hope so! I want to see some Perseids!
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