The 2022 Perseid meteor shower peaked this weekend, and while a bright full moon may have washed out the best ‘shooting star’ displays of the year, it means skywatchers were left completely in the dark. not.
Stargazers around the world captured the stunning scenery. perseus meteor shower It peaked on Friday and Saturday (August 12-13) nights, and we’ve shared photos to prove it.Some observers shared on Twitter meteor While other astrophotographers are taking really great shots for Getty Images.
“Fireball in Perseus as seen from Oxfordshire last night” Mary McIntyre, Skywatcher, Oxford Hire, UK I have written (opens in new tab) He added on Twitter that he took a picture of Perseus with a meteor camera. “The ionizing road was wonderful.”
The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year, but the 2022 peak occurred a day later. sturgeon supermoon (August full moon) August 11th. Dark skies are essential for meteor viewing, so even bright moonlight can obscure a stargazer’s outlook.
Photographer Wu Zhengjie of photo service VCG and Getty Images captured a spectacular view of the constellation Perseus from the Evolian Yardang landform in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Regions in Qinghai, China. The image shows the Perseid meteor shower shining over a striking landscape.
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Another photographer, Veysel Altun of Anadalou Agency and Getty Images, successfully captured the Perseid meteor shower at his campsite in Samsun, Turkey.
Photographer Ercin Ertuk for Anadalou Agency and Getty Images captured the constellation Perseus flying high above the trees in Ankara, Turkey.
Many more stargazers have managed to capture views of the constellation Perseus with their own cameras or meteor cameras that constantly look at the sky and record the fireballs. Here are some of our favorites we found on Twitter.
This pebble has come a very long way before giving me a neat little show last week. Luckily, there were a lot of meteors during the #perseid buildup. Because at its peak tonight it’s hard to see anything but the brightest full moon in the sky @BBCStargazing pic.twitter.com/n2iFVBi0p0August 12, 2022
#Perseid Peak Night. I think it’s something. A full moon brightened this up and we were lucky to have clear skies below the cutoff flow anyway. rice field. Two Perseus constellations of -4 magnitude, one Perseus constellation of -3 magnitude. @ThePhotoHour pic.twitter.com/rbU45Npm5QAugust 13, 2022
Mag -4.8 #Perseid #Fireball seen from #Oxfordshire last night Detected on the NW #meteorcamera The ionization trail was amazing (will share next!) Canon 1100D + 18-55mm lens 8sec ISO-800 f/3.5 #PerseidMeteorShower #Meteors #Perseids2022 pic.twitter.com/lv2cbkcDsMAugust 13, 2022
Another #Perseid #IonizationTrail, this time on Aug 11, 2022 23:54 BST. Shot from #Oxfordshire UK with Canon 1100D #PerseidMeteorShower #Meteors #Perseids2022 pic.twitter.com/m1ruM4kSTKAugust 12, 2022
Two #Perseid #Meteor on two different DSLRs. Both are just before 22:30 BST on August 11, 2022. Here are 2 of the 6 #Perseids we caught on camera last night #Perseids2022 #PerseidMeteorShower pic.twitter.com/L1CB0IM31vAugust 12, 2022
Wider approach last night #perseid #2nd meteor 📷 less detail but good field of view.2 camera planned tonight, wide and not 👌 EM-1 mk3, 8mm pro F1.8, ISO320, 15s x 5h live composite mode @VirtualAstro @OMSYSTEMcameras pic.twitter.com/4hiJh6iS6MAugust 12, 2022
The Perseid meteor shower occurs each year in mid-August when the Earth passes through its dusty orbit. Fast Comet TuttleWhen these comet fragments collide with Earth’s atmosphere, they can produce bright trails as streaks across the sky. They are, Constellation Perseushence their name.
The next big meteor shower in 2022 will be Orionid meteor shower in October. The shower peaks on October 20th and 21st, but is active from September 26th to November 22nd. Halley’s Comet when the earth passes its way.
See our guide best meteor shower Get ready for your next stargazing.
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