Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

CaptureGet ready for quite a light show overhead the next few nights. This example of the Perseid Meteor Shower comes to us from Mike Evans. He took this photo at Van Buren State Park in Michigan. He scheduled his family’s camping trip around the Meteor Shower! “The kids loved it and I went through many rolls of film to capture this meteor. Great thing about this picture is that most people recognize the Big Dipper and can relate to the length of the meteor’s tail. You can also see how the color changes of the meteor trail from a blue to bright orange almost white at the tip, showing how the temperature changed as the meteor entered deeper into our atmosphere.”

Mike, definitely a one in a million capture. Thanks for sharing with us!┬áThe Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday. Best way to view the “shooting stars” is to get away from the city, and look up and to the northeast. NASA says there could be around 100 meteors per hour at its peak. -Eric


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This post was written by qni_it on August 8, 2013

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