Major meteor shower action last night, more to come

A view of the Perseid meteor shower from twitter user in Santa Monica.
Image Credit: TWTTIER- @ArtByDorel

KAMLOOPS - If you need an excuse to get out and enjoy the last of the warm summer nights, the Perseid meteor shower is it.

The meteor shower was at its peak last night, but activity in the night sky will continue until August 24. The annual meteor shower happens due to earth passing through the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Viewers from around the world caught the action on camera, although it was slightly dampened by a full moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some shots were taken from views not many of us will get to see, like this video taken from the front of an aircraft, shared by a NASA aerospace engineer.

 

An iNFOnews reader from Vernon sent in these time-lapse photos she took during last night’s show in the sky.

This time-lapse shot of the Perseid meteor shower over Salmon Arm shows the busy night sky with the city below.
This time-lapse shot of the Perseid meteor shower over Salmon Arm shows the busy night sky with the city below.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED- Tammy-Lynn Post

You can catch the action in the sky until August 24.


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