Amazing Photos of Perseid Meteor Shower Captured in the PH and All Over the World

The meteor shower lit up the night sky and could be seen by the naked eye.

Astrophotographers and astrophiles have been having the time of their lives witnessing amazing sky phenomena the past few weeks. Following the stunning Comet Neowise, the skies lit up once again but this time with a meteor shower that’s visible to the naked eye.

The 2020 Perseid meteor shower is an annual occurrence, this year it peaked in the late evening and early morning hours of Aug. 12-13. The shooting stars are caused by the debris of dust and pebbles left behind by the giant Comet Swift-Tuttle slamming into Earth’s atmosphere.

Filipinos lucky enough and patient enough to wait under the darkening sky were rewarded with streaks of light from the meteor shower. During its peak, you can expect to see around 20 meteors for a few hours. But even though it’s past its peak, you still have a chance to catch it until Aug. 24 although the number of meteors will significantly decrease by the day.

Check out these photos of the Perseid meteor shower captured by Filipinos:

Batangas

Photo by Elliot Andal

Legazpi, Albay

Photo by Lynn Arias


Mendez, Cavite

Photo by Ronel Dimaranan

Ilocos Norte

Captured by David James Aniñon

Meycauayan, Bulacan

Captured by Claudette M. Castro

If you are planning a little stargazing of your own, head on to an area where there’s less light pollution. Those living in the province have a better chance of catching the Perseid meteor shower, weather permitting. The best time for viewing is from 1 am to 5 am. You can watch it with your naked eye so you won’t need to bring telescopes. Don’t forget to make a wish once you see the shooting meteors!

Here’s what the Perseid Meteor Shower looked like across the world:

Negev Desert, Israel

Spruce Knob, West Virginia

 

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Dorset, England

 

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Carmarthenshire, Wales

 

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