Photographing Meteor Showers ~ Grant Collier

Meteor showers can produce one of the most awe-inspiring displays in the night sky. They are created when the earth passes through dust particles left behind by a comet or asteroid. When the dust particles hit the atmosphere at great speeds, they burn up and briefly produce spectacular fireballs in the sky.

A list of meteor showers can be found at Meteor Shower Calendar. The next big meteor shower is the Perseids, which will peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13 (with the night of August 12-13 likely to have the largest number of meteors). There will be no moon out to obscure the meteors on these dates, so as long as there are clear skies, it will be a great time to photograph! See…

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