Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Is That A Meteor In Your Photo, Or Is That Piece Of Space Junk Just Happy To See You?

Airplane light trails

Look in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a frog. Or maybe even Underdog! But, sorry to disappoint, it’s probably not a meteor. (Yes, there is such a thing as a flying dog. Those of you over 50 know what I’m talking about.) After every meteor shower, excited photographers send me photos of the Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Viewing and Photographing the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

A Perseid meteor streaks beside the Milky Way

One of the best meteor showers of the year is less than two weeks away! The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to produce an average of around one meteor every minute for viewers in the United States, although the actual rate could be more. The peak for this year’s shower occurs mid-afternoon on Monday, August Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Night Photos-Meteors

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature. An Orionid Meteor, the Big Dipper, and Venus shine above the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D800, Nikon Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend!

A Leonid meteor streaks in the night sky in the constellation Orion

It’s time for one of the best meteors showers of the year. The annual Perseids typically produce rates up to one meteor per minute, but the rates could be even higher at times. The projected peak period is the early morning of this coming Sunday, August 12. However, the Perseids occur over several days and Read more... you know you want to.