The Perseid meteor shower has always been one of the best, and 2020 is no exception.
after a visit from Comet Neowise, one of the brightest space snowballs in decades. The annual meteor show has also been accompanied by five visible planets in August (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and the regular arrival of the satellite ship SpaceX Starlink .
French photographer Yann Sainty went out to the top of Mount Perseids and pointed the camera up into the sky for more than six hours to create this considerable amount of time lapse, helping to condense the experience of staying up late in the shower. Follow the meteors carefully for the first 10 seconds.
Photo of the Perseid 2020 meteor shower that shines in a dark year
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Although technically the 2020 Perseids have peaked, there are still a few nights left to see well, especially as the moon shrinks and disappears in the night sky next week.
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