Flickr Buzz: August 12, 2013

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Perseid Meteor Shower Vancouver

This weekend, the Perseid meteor shower had stargazers heading for the hills for a chance to get a glimpse of the celestial event.

As Alexis Birkill explains:

 

This shot was taken from a viewpoint on the ferry dock looking north. The glow in the sky at the bottom of the photo is from the town of Squamish, and you can still clearly see some wisps of cloud. At the base of the hills to the right is the Sea to Sky highway, lit up by traffic. On the right hand side of the sky, the Milky Way is clearly visible.

The meteor trail was one of the brightest seen all night, and I was really pleased to get it — when the shutter was open, I thought it had probably passed out of frame as it went across the sky, but fortunately I captured it all.

Here is a larger image:

Perseid Meteor Shower Large

 

Image: Alexis Birkill Photography

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