Lucky Shot

By: Oshin D. Zakarian


Region: Middle East

Site: Alamut Valley - Iran

Date: 2012 August 12

Comments: 1

As seen on the National Geographic News a Perseid meteor zips over Iran's Alamut Castle during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August. The Perseids, which occur annually when Earth and the moon pass through a cloud of rocky particles shed by comet Swift-Tuttle, often provide an impressive show for sky-watchers and astrophotographers. Oshin Zakarian/

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