The Perseids 2012

The 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower! This is an 8 hour time lapse compressed to 2 minutes, to allow you to see approximately 220 meteors in a reasonable amount of time.

I captured these Perseid Meteors with my Meteor Video camera network mounted on my backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio USA on August 11th to the 12th, 2012 from 10:00pm EST until 6:00am EST. A much better year for us, since it was only cloudy for a few hours and then cleared after midnight...past years its been cloudy or Foggy here in

Three years in the making and mastered in 4K video resolution four times greater than1080p HD, this astrophotography footage by Jeff Sullivan was waiting for the perfect musical accompaniment, which turned out to be "While The Sun Was Sleeping" by Life Audience.
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The Perseids is a meteor shower that visit Earth once a year due to the remainings of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Shot with: Canon 5d Mark III Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical

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The Perseid meteor shower is underway. There's more to see than meteors, however, when the shower peaks on August 11th through 13th. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the middle of the display.