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Perseid Meteor Shower

12 Aug. 2012

Our second day observing the Perseids was interrupted by a bonus lightning show, but again ended up with a good observing night for meteors. See the day 1 video to see how we started the weekend.

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.