Perseids meteor shower- 12th August 2019

The Perseids are one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. Born from the orbital debris of comet Swift–Tuttle, the Perseids produce spectacular fireballs and intense peaks. The meteor shower is active every year between mid-July and the end of August. The annual shower is active between the nights of July 17 and August 24. This year, … Continue reading Perseids meteor shower- 12th August 2019

Meteors in 2017

Hi all..  a friend (Jemima Marriott) mentioned seeing a bright shooting star 2 nights ago..and it made me realise that I'd not made any notes about meteors..not only for this coming year but all last year (2016).  So a quick search on some reliable astronomy site has produced the following data. Major Meteor Showers in … Continue reading Meteors in 2017

Meteor showers: Practical steps for observing & filming shooting stars!

http://youtu.be/AZ8AGT1UH_0 Above is a clip that I filmed.. last night .. .(out of about 4 hrs of filming attempt) of one of the Meteors (shooting stars).   This one was filmed about 03:27 am (British summer time)  on 13th August 2013.. near Mitcham, South London..!   Last night we were actually having the showers from … Continue reading Meteor showers: Practical steps for observing & filming shooting stars!