Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower
View larger. Perseid meteor shower over “Big Ears” 17 stacked images by Cat Connor. Thank you Cat!
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View larger. Lynn Clauer shares her photo of a Perseid, Milky Way, and a Vermont sugarhouse / Isham farm Williston,Vt. Thank you Lynn!
View larger. Conor Ledwith Photographyshares this photo of a Perseid meteor and the Milky Way over Lough Corrib, Galway, Ireland. Thank you Coner!
View larger. Jennifer Khordi’s photo of a Perseid meteor running the length of a dim and setting Milky Way in the early morning hours of last night’s meteor shower. Taken in the Pine Barrens, New Jersey. Thank you Jennifer!
View larger. Nair Sankar reports that this is a blend of 15 exposures from Falling Rocks at the Caldera – Mt. St. Helens Monument and the Perseids, shot after 3 am in the morning. Thank you Nair!
View larger. Ruslan Merzlyakov of Denmark exuded, “Lots of Perseids and Northern Lights had just exploaded in the sky right over my hometown. For now I am not going to argue with Danish weather, because I am 200% happy!” Thank you Ruslan!
View larger. Miska Saarikko exclaimed, “I was sitting just couple hundred feet away from my cabin where I was staying at to capture some meteors pass the sky with the Milky Way moving slowly across the sky.A stunning and memorable moment.” Thank you MIska!
View larger. Cory Smart found a perfect place for watching the Perseid meteors at the Mojave Desert, California. Cory says, “Here’s a composite image I created showing all the meteors I could capture on camera from 1:00 to 4:00. The sky background was a still frame from about 1/3 through the time lapse sequence.” Thank you Cory!
View larger. Dylan Martin tells us, “This is a composite photo of 13 images, taken over the span of 2 hours during the early morning of Aug 13, 2015 out at Tucson Mountain Park.” Thank you Dylan!
View larger. Digitaliz.se explains, “Perseid Meteor Shower seen when facing east. This cairn is about 5000 years old and is located in south Sweden, Haväng. The green color cast is airglow. Thank you Digitaliz.se!
View larger. Sergio Garcia Rill exclaims, “Well, here’s the result of a night at the Cerro Castellan area inside Big Bend national park. It’s got 23 meteors in it as well as me trying to find some shooting stars with my flashlight.” Thank you Sergio!
View larger. Keith Breazeal’s photo of a meteor streaking past the Big Dipper. Perseid Meteor Shower 12-13 Aug 2015. One of the many captured last night at the Bear River Dam in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. This one was at 10:32 Canon 5D Mark III Rokinon 14mm f2.8 25 seconds ISO 5000. Thank you Keith!
View larger. Sean Parker reports, “The photo was taken August 8th in Joshua Tree National Park. Even with 30% moonlight we were still able to see quite a few! Definitely a great meteor shower!” Thank you Sean!
View larger. John Entwistle provides a photo of a brilliant Perseid meteor streaking down next to the Milky Way Galaxy, Jersey Shore, NJ. Thank you John!
Farrouk, in Kangar, Malaysia, described his photo, “Perseid meteor caught last night between thin layers of cloud. i have to say, this is the longest meteor i have ever seen!”
View larger. Perseid Meteor from Summit County, Colorado, by Daniel McVey. Thank you Daniel!
View larger. Photo taken by Sarah Brooks in the Valley of the Rocks, North Devon, UK.
View larger. Tom Wildoner exclaimed, “Perseid meteor from early this morning, August 12, 2015 in Weatherly, PA. Canon 6D and Samyang 14mm lens, 40 second exposure at ISO 3200, unguided.” Thank you Tom!”
View larger. Mike Hoag tells us, “A good shower this year, this Perseid taken over eastern Kansas.8-13-2015.” Thank you Mike!
View larger. Anthony Lynch Photography provided this beauty of a Perseid meteor and the Andromeda galaxy. Thank you Anthony!
View larger. Photo of Perseid taken by Jolynn Keutzer Bales from Camp Atterbury, Trafalgar, Indiana last night. Thank you Jolynn!
View larger. Jacob Baker caught this meteor in Fall River, Massachusettes, before the clouds took over. Thank you Jacob!
View larger Sergio Garcia Rill tells us, “First Perseid of the season for me, along with the milky way and the Chisos Mountains in the background.” Thank you Sergio!
View larger. Michael A. Rosinsky caught some Perseid meteors on the night of August 11-12, 2015. Thank you Michael!
View larger. Meteor over Breckenridge, Colorado, by Brian Abeling. Thank you Brian!
View larger. Peter Greig told us, “I saw around a dozen meteors tonight (night of August 10-11) up at Bamburgh. The only one I caught was captured with the first 10 minutes of arriving.” Thank you Peter!
View larger. Fiona Donnelly took this photo at Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 August 2015. Thank you Fiona!
View larger. Victor Andersen reported to us, “A Perseid meteor above an evening thunderstorm—the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is also visible in the upper right. Taken near Eleven Mile State park in Colorado, August 9, 2015.” Thank you Victor!
View larger. Rebbeca Walker stated, “Inlet, NY in the Adirondack mountains this last weekend. It was an amazing weekend of capturing the night skies and the meteor shower had not even peaked yet. I’m looking forward to the next few nights of comet debris falling into our atmosphere!” Thank you Rebecca!
View larger. Tracy Lynn Jones said, “5 meteors from Saturday (August 8) night. We saw many more but 5 is all I caught on camera. Caney, Oklahoma at the Texas Astronomical Society Dark Site.” Thank you Tracy!
View larger. | Darla Young in Arkansas said on August 1, 2015 that she was … “out photographing the Blue Moon and captured myself a meteor … A Perseid perhaps?”
View larger. | Alpha Capricornid meteor over Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Manoj Kesavan caught it on July 25, 2015. He said it was the brightest meteor he’s ever seen and exploded like a sparkler at the end. Visit his photography page on Facebook.
Last but not least … an awesome video of this year’s Perseid shower from the
Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe.
Bottom line: Best photos – and a video – of the 2015 Perseid meteor shower.