The peak of the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower occurred in the early morning hours of August 13th. Needless to say, if you saw it from a clear, dark location, it certainly did not disappoint. I saw roughly 3-5 meteors per minute with beautiful, green glowing trails. The image above is a composite of all the meteors I captured from Mount Shasta, CA. All of the meteors were captured from 12:30am – 4:30am and the composite contains roughly 65 meteors. The large mountain in the distance is Mount Shasta and the glow from the base of the mountain is from the city lights of Mount Shasta. See a larger version of the image HERE.
Here’s also some technical detail about the photo:
The next meteor shower comes in October called the Orionids. Check out the Meteor Shower Calendar for more info.
To starry nights,
Brad & Marci