The Perseid meteor shower of 2022 reached its peak this weekend, and while the bright full moon has wiped out the best of this year’s “shooting stars” imagery, that doesn’t mean skywatchers are left in complete darkness.
Stargazers around the world have captured some dazzling views of Earth. Perseid meteor shower Friday and Saturday (August 12-13) peaked through the night and they shared photos to prove it. Some observers took their posts to Twitter meteor other astrophotographers have taken some truly stunning photos for Getty Images.
“The Perseid fireball I saw from Oxfordshire last night” by sky watcher Mary McIntyre from Oxfordshire, England Wrote (opens in new tab) On Twitter, Perseid added that he took his photos with a meteor camera. “The ionization trace was great.”
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The Perseid meteor shower is typically one of the best meteor shows of the year, but its peak in 2022 came just a day after the earthquake. sturgeon super moon (August full moon) In August. 11. Because dark skies are vital to meteor watching, even bright moonlight can darken a stargazer’s expectations.
For photography service VCG and Getty Images, photographer Wu Zhengjie has managed to capture stunning images of the Perseids from the Haixi Mongolian and Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Eboliang Yardang landform in China’s Qinghai Province. The images show bright Perseid meteors over a stunning landscape.
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Another photographer, Veysel Altun of Anadalou Agency and Getty Images, managed to capture a Perseid meteor line over a campsite in Samsun.
At the same time, photographer Erçin Ertuk from Anadalou Agency and Getty Images took a picture of a Perseid wandering in the sky above trees in Ankara.
Even more stargazers have managed to capture images of the Perseids, either with their own cameras or with meteor cameras constantly watching the sky to record fireballs. Here’s a look at some of our favorites spotted on Twitter.
This pebble went a long way before it gave me a little show last week. Fortunately, there were a lot of meteors during the #perseid formation as it will be difficult to see all but the brightest with the full moon in the sky during tonight’s peak @BBCStargazing pic.twitter.com/n2iFVBi0p0August 12, 2022
#Perseid summit night. It’s something, I guess. The full moon made it bright and in any case we were lucky to get clear skies under a low section. Fireballs avoided most of my cameras, but I got them with 8mm fisheye. Two -4 mags, one -3 mag Perseid. @ThePhotoHour pic.twitter.com/rbU45Npm5Q13 August 2022
Mag -4.8 #Perseid #fireball Saw from #Oxfordshire last night KB #detected on our meteor camera .com/lv2cbkcDsM13 August 2022
Another #Perseid #IonizationTrail this time at 23:54 BST 11 Aug 2022. Shot with a Canon 1100D from #Oxfordshire UK #PerseidMeteorShower #Meteors #Perseids2022 pic.twitter.com/m1ruM4kSTKAugust 12, 2022
Two #Perseid #Meteors on 2 different DSLRs, both just before 11:30 PM BST on August 11th. This is 2 of the 6 #Perseids I caught on camera last night #Perseids2022 #PerseidMeteorShower pic.twitter.com/L1CB0IM31vAugust 12, 2022
A wider approach last night #perseid #meteors 2. 📷Good field of view despite less detail.2 Cameras planned tonight, wide and not so much 👌EM-1 mk3, 8mm pro F1.8, ISO320, 15s x 5hrs live composite mod @VirtualAstro @OMSYSTEMcameras pic.twitter.com/4hiJh6iS6MAugust 12, 2022
The Perseid meteor shower occurs in mid-August each year when Earth passes through Earth’s dusty path. Comet Swift-Tuttle. When these comet fragments hit Earth’s atmosphere, they can form bright streaks across the sky. They seem to radiate from the outside Constellation Herohence their name.
The next big meteor shower of 2022, Orionid meteor shower In October. This shower will peak in October. 20 and 21, but the activity period starts from September. 26 – November 22. Originates from the ruins. halley set As the world crosses this path.
Check out our guide for best meteor showers of the year to prepare for your next stargazing experience.
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