Heads Up: The Night of August 12 Is The Best for Shooting Meteors

Aug 7, 2015

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Heads Up: The Night of August 12 Is The Best for Shooting Meteors

Aug 7, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are looking for some good night photography dates, be aware that the nights between the August 12th and August 14th will be the best for shooting the Perseids shower.

Tomer Razabi sent us a quick notice that the Perseids shower will reach its peak at the 12th-14th and it should be a delight for photographers who like shooting the night skies.

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. To find Perseus, you can use the map below, use a star map app like Sky Map (android) or Star Chart (iPhone) or use a good old star atlas.

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source: wikipedia

During the peak of the shower, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour so it may be a good opportunity to bring a friend over.

If you are looking for night sky photographing tips head over to our tutorials on the subject:

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[h/t Tomer Razabi (who also shot that gorgeous photos featured in the post)]

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Udi Tirosh

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