The Beautiful Perseid Meteor Shower Caught on Time Lapse

Last week one of the most amazing astronomical spectacles to take place on a an annual basis, the Perseid Meteor Shower, took place. During it’s peak nights, running from August 11-13, nearly 100 shooting start dot the sky per hour, and it is a spectacular sight to see. If you didn’t have a chance to catch it, perhaps the video below will help give you an idea of what it’s like. These photos were shot from August 12-15 in Joshua Tree National Park by Henry Jun Wah Lee, and they capture the magic of the Perseid perfectly.

As a kid, I remember always planning on sleeping outside in the tent when the Perdeids rolled around each year. We’d crawl out at 2 AM, when they are most active, and gaze up at the stars in wonder. Unfortunately this year I was only able to go out for one evening, and only around 10 PM, so there were no shooting stars to be seen. This video reminds me of what a nice phenomenon it is to witness. I hope you enjoy.

Joshua Tree Under the Milky Way from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker

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