Like a ritual, I opened Google and wrote “what’s special today” I do this every day before I open my Outlook (yeah that’s how I start my day, everyday) and read about World Photography Day. Upon reading more I came across this wonderful Perseids meteor shower which just occurred last week.
It takes over the skies once a year. Though it is seen everywhere, it is best seen in Nothern Hemisphere and is ranked all time favorite meteor shower of the year!
Today, on the world photography day, I wish to share the 13 most incredibly stunning photographs captured by photographers in the wee hours of the morning.
This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation. No matter where you live worldwide, the 2015 Perseid meteor shower will probably be fine on the mornings of August 11, 12, 13 and 14, with the nod going to August 13. On a dark, moonless night, you can often see 50 or more meteors per hour from northerly latitudes, and from southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps about one-third that many meteors.
Fortunately, in 2015, the views were special because of the extra dark skies, with the crescent moon coming up shortly before sunrise