The 2022 Perseid meteor shower reached its peak this weekend, and while a bright full moon washed out the best of this year’s “shooting star” display, that doesn’t mean skygazers are left in the dark.
Stargazers from all over the world have captured some dazzling views Perseid meteor shower Because it peaked on Friday and Saturday night (August 12-13) and they shared the photos to prove it. Some observers shared their thoughts on Twitter meteor while other astrophotographers are taking really amazing photos for Getty Images.
“The Perseid fireball I saw from Oxfordshire last night” by Mary McIntyre, a sky watcher from Oxfordshire, UK wrote (opens in new tab) He added on Twitter that he took the Perseid pictures with a meteor camera. “The ionization trail was spectacular.”
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The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the best meteor shows of the year, but it peaked a day after the 2022 event. Super month of sturgeon (full moon of August) in August. 11. Since dark skies are vital for meteor viewing, even bright moonlight can dim stargazers’ perspectives.
Photographer Wu Zhengjie for VCG and Getty Images still managed to capture stunning views of the Perseids from the terrain of Eboliang Yardang in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China. The images show bright Perseid meteors over a stunning landscape.
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Another photographer, Veysel Altun of Anadalou Agency and Getty Images, was able to capture the Perseid meteor streak over a camp in Samsun, Turkey.
Photographer Ercin Ertuk, also of Anadalou Agency and Getty Images, photographed the Perseid streaking across the sky above the trees in Ankara, Turkey.
Even more stargazers managed to catch glimpses of the Perseids, either with their own cameras or with meteor cameras that constantly scan the sky to record fireballs. Here’s a look at some of our favorites mentioned on Twitter.
This gravel has come a long way before giving me a neat little show last week. Luckily there were plenty of meteors during the #perseid gathering as tonight at peak it will be hard to see all but the brightest with a full moon in the sky @BBCStargazing pic.twitter.com/n2iFVBi0p0August 12, 2022
#Perseid peak night. That’s one thing, I guess. The full Moon made it brilliant and we were lucky to have clear skies at low level anyway. The fireballs eluded most of my cameras, but I got them with the 8mm fisheye. Two -4 mag, one -3 mag Perseids. @ThePhotoHour pic.twitter.com/rbU45Npm5QAugust 13, 2022
Mag -4.8 #Perseid #fireball Saw from #Oxfordshire last night. It was detected on our east #meteorcamera The ionization trail was spectacular (will share later!) Canon 1100D + 18-55mm lens 8sec ISO-800 f/3.5 #PerseidMeteorShower #Meteors #Perseids2022 pic.twitter.com/lv2cbkcDsMAugust 13, 2022
Another #Perseid #Ionization Trail this time 23:54 BST 11 Aug 2022. Taken with Canon 1100D from #Oxfordshire UK #PerseidMeteorShower #Meteors #Perseids2022 pic.twitter.com/m1ruM4kSTKAugust 12, 2022
Two #Perseid #Meteors on 2 different DSLRs, both 22:30 BST 11 Aug ’22. This is 2 of 6 #Perseids I caught on camera last night #Perseids2022 #PerseidMeteorShower pic.twitter.com/L1CB0IM31vAugust 12, 2022
Wider approach last night #perseid #meteors with 2nd 📷Good field of view though less detailed.2 Cameras planned tonight, wide and not so 👌EM-1 mk3, 8mm pro F1.8, ISO320, 15s x 5h live composite mode @VirtualAstro @OMSYSTEMcameras pic.twitter.com/4hiJh6iS6MAugust 12, 2022
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in mid-August when Earth passes through its dusty path. Comet Swift-Tuttle. When these comet bits crash into the Earth’s atmosphere, they can leave bright streaks across the sky. They look like radiation from them Constellation Perseushence their name.
2022 will be the next big meteor shower Orionid meteor shower in October. This rain will reach its peak in October. 20 and 21, but its validity starts from September. 26-November 22. causes the remains Halley’s comet As the earth passes through that path.
see our guide to the best meteor showers of the year to prepare for your next stargazing experience.
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