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Perseid Meteor Shower

11 Aug. 2012

Our Perseid observing trip started out with ominous weather, but ended up with a good observing night. See the day 2 video for even more of an adventure!

Many airplanes and sometimes satellites are visible as relatively slow trails (visible in several consecutive frames) in the time-lapse meteor video portion. Meteors are visible only in single frames, and so are highlighted in the video with ovals just before they are visible. For best viewing, be sure to view the higher quality 720p version if possible.