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The Perseids: August 2010
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Summary: On Thursday, August 12th, an alignment of planets in the sunset sky kicked off the finest meteor shower of 2010, the Perseids. [full story] [meteor counts] [live meteor radar]

  Photographer, Location Images Comments


Martin Gembec,
Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic, EU
Aug. 13, 2010
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We have three hour "window to the sky", it was cloudy maximum night of Perseids 2010, but at 00-03am our time was quite clear. We saw 87 Perseids and some are very bright, e.g. one whose trail I imaged. Good show. Here is an animation of the trail.

Michael Vlasov,
Negev desert, Israel
Aug. 12, 2010

A meteor streak between Perseus and Pleiades, in a desert landscape. This really was an unforgettable night...

Mohammad Ashrafy,
Near Kermanshah, Iran
Aug. 13, 2010

On the friday 13th of August 2010 .I and my friends Mohammad Saber Ali Aghaie and Misagh Nad Ali went to a village near Kermanshah - west of Iran to see Perseid Meteor Shower .We take this photo from a perseid meteor .It was very bright.

Ehsan Rostamizadeh,
negar, kerman, Iran
Aug. 13, 2010

Really nice show this year, Saw several nice bright meteors. canon 40D | 17-85mm @ 17mm f/4 | ISO 3200

Jesper Grønne,
Silkeborg Denmark
Aug. 14, 2010
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A late perseid and Jupiter shined through the clouds last night. Canon DSLR, 24mm TS-e, 2o sec. exposure. Took more than 800 shots over 5 hours, 9 with meteors.

more images: from Juan Pedro Gomez Sanchez of Calar Alto, Almeria, Spain; from Adriaan Voeten of Herfte, The Netherlands; from P-M Hedén of Fårö Sweden; from Chia Peng Han of Singapore-near tampines/changi