Missing The Beautiful Perseid Meteor Shower Was Dumb Of You

Look there were a lot of options. NASA streamed the shower with commentary, local astronomer associations were posting pictures, and there's always . . . what's that place? Oh right. Outside. You could have gone and watched. But no. It was a Saturday night and you were busy.


Luckily Kai Gradert has you covered. He took this video as part of a timelapse workshop on the nights of August 9, 10, 11 in Joshua Tree National Park in California. As Gradert points out, not all of the meteor-looking-things are actually meteors, some are airplanes and satellites. But most of the action is from genuine Swift-Tuttle comet junk. Stare in wonder and get your butt out there next year.

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How bout instead of telling us how we were dumb to miss something so cool, you give us a heads up next year