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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

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

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
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.