Two spectacular meteor showers will alight the sky over the next few weeks. At their peak the Delta Aquarid and the Perseids will send dozens of lights across the sky each hour.
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I'd guess that the camera was on an extended exposure so that the rotation of the earth simulated meteors..... Artistic liberty... but nice touch.
Isn't that meteor in the picture in fact just a brighter star? The line has the same angle as the stars.
Can all these meteor showers be seen all over the northern hemisphere? I remember seeing the Leonids in the Laguna mountains of SoCal many years ago around midnight....It was amazing. I was surrounded by lots of people out in the barren Laguna mountain range in the middle of no where.....Ordinary people drove up into the mountains all to see the same thing....The meteor showers were difficult to spot directly unless you were looking right at them....so...you have pick a 'quadrant' and stare at the sky and hope they hit the area you've picked.
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