From @natgeo travel | photo by @babaktafreshi
the world at night project
if you have clear and relatively dark sky this weekend enjoy the perseid meteor shower, aug 11 to 13. the peak is after saturday midnight to the morning of sunday the 13th but the bright moon rising before midnight vanishes a part of the sky so try the darker evening hours too (10-12). this annual meteor shower is more favored for the northern hemisphere but its visible from anywhere on earth. the meteors don’t necessarily appear near the shower radiant in constellation perseus, they can be anywhere in the sky. in ideal condition you might see a meteor or two per minute depending on the peak hour, light pollution, and moonlight.
photographed above was during the 2016 perseids peak from yosemite national park in california, with iconic half dome and el capitan in the foreground. note the pleiades (the seven sisters star cluster) and the reddish california nebula in the sky, captured with my astrophotography camera which receives more red than regular cameras. follow me @babaktafreshi for more of our planet’s night wonders.
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Hey everyone, @ ianrees here, big thanks to universe today & @ fcain for letting me share some images with you. this is a time-lapse i took this past weekend while out in joshua tree. ⠀
if you look closely you can see a perseid meteor streak through the tree on the left side, i had heard there were some meteors left from the tail end of the shower and was really happy to be able to capture one.⠀
this is made of 335 images shot at 10 sec @ f2, iso 3200, 35mm over about an hour.⠀
We sure made our wishes and @astro_paolo was in many of them.
did you see many shooting stars this weekend?
seeing some shooting stars was difficult from here... but we made a wish anyway, right @paxi_esakids ? what did you wish for?
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vedere qualche stella cadente sabato è stato impossibile... ma noi abbiamo espresso comunque un desiderio vero paxi?
Ended saturday night with an amazing meteor shower at joshua tree. i didn't capture any on camera, but here's the adventure jeep taking it all in and @marieray using her phone even though i told her to keep the lights off.