Perseids in the Backyard

By: Yuichi Takasaka


Region: Americas

Site: British Columbia - Canada

Date: 2013 Aug 12

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During the peak of annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August a bright meteor is captured from the photographer's backyard in Canada. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see what happens a minute after the meteor appearance. Known as the meteor persistent train, it is the glowing ionized atoms because of the meteoroid encounter with the upper atmosphere. The faint smog-like cloud expands and moves away during the several minutes of continuous shots due to high altitude fast winds. Yuichi Takasaka,

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