Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: David Kingham
Credit: David Kingham/David Kingham Photography
Night sky watcher David Kingham took this photo of the Perseid meteor shower from Snowy Range in Wyoming on August 12, 2012.
I hope everyone got to see a few meteors when the Perseids peaked this past weekend!
There’ll be a meteor shower tonight starting around 11:30 pm PST/2:30 am EST with an estimated 100 shooting stars per hour!
To photograph stars streaking across the sky, go for
- A high ISO
- Wide aperture
- Slow shutter speed (start with 30 seconds & adjust from there)
Read more details at NASA.
Clear your evening plans: The 2011 Perseid meteor shower is best seen tonight.
Photo: Mt. Pinos in California blocks out light pollution from below, offering a couple a view of the Perseids meteor showers in 2010. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
Go outside. Look up.