I saw on the news recently that the Perseid Meteor Shower was occurring in our area. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus. They are one of the brighter meteor showers, occurring every year between July 17 and August 24. I decided to drive about 1/2 hour out of town to a beach called Island View Beach and try my luck at capturing a photo that would show a meteor. The beach is far enough away as to not be affected too much by the city lights. Although there were not many meteors to be seen, one did fly through my camera's field of view and the photo below is the result. This is a one hour exposure, showing the star trails and the meteor's streak of light in the upper part of the photo.
A Meteor in the Night Sky
by Greg Blaney August. 10, 2019 515 views
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