It’s time to watch a meteor shower

Every year at this time, people around the world begin to experience a grand display of meteors. Bookmark this post! We’ll be posting new meteor photos from our community of meteor-watchers in 2020 here.

Several short white streaks in a dark sky.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Bass Seckin in Bursa, Turkey, captured these meteors on July 29 and wrote: “Bursa, in northwestern Turkey, has a population of 3 million. It’s almost impossible to see meteors there.I went 100 kilometers (60 miles) eastward … Interestingly I had seen only 1 or 2 meteors with the unaided eye, but when I checked frames, I saw there were 4 to 6 meteors on a single frame. The reddish spot at the center of the image is Mars, and Delta Aquariid meteors’ traces are from the upper-right corner toward the bottom.” Thank you, Bass!

Delta Aquarid meteor shower 2020: All you need to know

Perseid meteor shower 2020: All you need to know

Bottom line: This is where we’ll be posting photos of meteors from the EarthSky Community in 2020.

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2020

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Deborah Byrd