2016 Perseids over Nanaimo

Last night was the predicted peak of the Perseid meteor shower, and it was a clear night over Nanaimo, so I was in the backyard taking in the show. I must have seen about a hundred meteors, a dozen of them were very bright and beautiful.

Here’s one I caught on camera, the first shot shows the meteor, the second shows its glowing ionized gas trail that persisted for another 10 seconds after the meteor disintegrated:2016.08.12__00.42.43 2016.08.12__00.43.00

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