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Perseid Meteors and the Milky Way

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#78386 by @ 16.08.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Perseid Meteors and the Milky Way

Explanation: Where will the next Perseid meteor appear? Sky enthusiasts who trekked outside for the Perseid meteor shower that peaked over the past few days typically had this question on their mind. The above movie, where the time-line has been digitally altered, captures part of that very mystery. Eight meteors from the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13 have been identified in the movie so far, seven of which are Perseids. Can you identify the non-Perseid meteor? Since all Perseid meteors appear to come from the constellation of Perseus, the non-Perseid meteor is the one that streaks in a different direction. Early reports are that this year's Perseids were unfortunately a bit disappointing. The above digital mosaic was taken from Alsace, France, with the photogenic band of our Milky Way Galaxy far in the background.

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#78405 by @ 16.08.2005 17:51 - nach oben -
än uuu huere "meteor shower"! läck bobby!
#78672 by @ 20.08.2005 22:15 - nach oben -
muesch äbe de film dezue luege
#78685 by @ 22.08.2005 07:36 - nach oben -
trotzdem chönntet die äs frame neh wo mo öpis druf gseht...
#78859 by @ 24.08.2005 22:05 - nach oben -
säb stimmt.