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Perseïden meteorenzwerm - Canadian Space Agency: The Perseid Meteor Shower is here! Until August 14, the most impressive annual meteor shower is lighting up the sky! But what is a meteor exactly? How does it compare to a comet or an asteroid? Get all the answers with this illustration! More:


The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

from BuzzFeed

24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

Les 4: 24 prachtige foto's! Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming.


Annual Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky

Perseid Meteor Shower. These ancient Bristlecone Pines are actually the oldest trees on Earth, some close to 5,000 years old. Their twisted, weathered, and gnarled shapes made for perfect foreground subjects to contrast the meteor shower. Photo by David Hatfield

from the Guardian

Perseid meteor shower - in pictures


“Kiroboshi”. Kimono created by Kiroboshi Onozuka. Seiko Kimono Culture Foundation Award. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese textile artist Exhibition award work. Japan

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A photographer prepares to take pictures of the annual Geminid meteor shower

Aug. 13 2015 Moonless Meteors and the Milky Way Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horálek Explanation: Have you watched the Perseid meteor shower? Though the annual shower's predicted peak was last night, meteor activity should continue tonight (August 13/14), best enjoyed by just looking up in clear, dark skies after midnight. Of course, this year's Perseid shower has the advantage of being active near the August 14 New Moon. Since the nearly New Moon doesn't rise before the morning twilight…