Perseid Meteor Shower in 4k - Wednesday 8-15-18
Streaming from Balmville New York... SkyWatcher Gaming
Wednesday-Thusday August 15-16, 2018
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Perseid meteor fireball 8-16-18
The Perseids Meteor Shower in 4k (Sunday)
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Sunday - Monday August 12-13, 2018
The Perseids Meteor Shower this year is on August 12-13, 2018. The peek for the shower is on the 13th at 4:00 AM. Some say this year there could be 200 meteors an hour (lets hope so).
I will been importing live streams from other places in the USA into the stream. More on this later...
Added bonus... There will be an Iridium Flare (satellite flare) passing into the field of view at 10:11 p.m. my time.
"Perseids 2018 Meteor Shower: online, live observations“
The Perseid meteor shower is ready to put a great shows up there, this year. At Virtual Telescope, we will share it live, online, for you to enjoy it from the comfort of your home.
Perseids Meteor Shower Live Stream in 4k (Saturday)
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Saturday- Sunday August 11-12, 2018
The Perseids Meteor Shower maximum peak this year is on August 12-13, 2018. The peak time for the shower is on the 13th at 4:00 AM. Some say this year there could be 100 meteors an hour (lets hope so).
Added bonus... NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch time has been set for 3:31 a.m. (1:31 a. m. my time). 30 minutes before the launch I'll insert the launch live stream, bottom right of of the screen.
I'll will also be streaming the Perseids Meteor Shower Sunday night and Monday night too!!! Please subscribe to my Youtube channel (bell icon) so that you will receive an email when I go live.
Early Perseid Meteor Shower Live Stream in 4k (Friday)
Friday-Saturday Augest 10-1, 2018
The Perseids Meteor Shower this year is on August 12-13, 2018. The peek for the shower is on the 13th at 4:00 AM. Some say this year there could be 100 meteors an hour (lets hope so).
NASA ScienceCasts: Nature’s Fireworks Show in August
The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of August 12 into the morning of August 13. With a clear sky, observers will be able to see up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
NASA Science: http://science.nasa.gov/
What You Actually See During A Meteor Shower
Whether it’s the Perseids meteor shower in August or the Orionids in October, meteor showers are one of those light shows we can always count on year after year. And that regularity has everything to do with what you’re actually seeing when you watch a meteor shower.
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Following is the transcript of the video:
Solar eclipses are rare and you can never predict when an aurora will illuminate the sky. But there's one cosmic light show we can always count on. Meteor showers. They happen around the same time each year and have been doing so for centuries. But despite their brilliance and beauty it doesn't take much to make a meteor shower. You just need three ingredients, the sun, Earth and a comet.
Comets have been around since the dawn of our solar system over four-and-a-half billion years ago. They formed out of the same disc of gas and dust that created earth and the other seven planets. And like the other planets they too orbit the sun but that's where the similarities end. Most planets orbit the sun on fairly circular orbits whereas comets take a more elliptical path through our solar system. Check out Halley's Comet for example. Right now it's beyond the orbit of the furthest planet Neptune. But over the next 50 years it will travel about three billion miles toward the inner reaches of our solar system. Eventually flying past Earth in the year 2061.
And it's encounters like this that make meteor showers possible. Because as a comet approaches the inner solar system, the sun's radiation heats up ice under the surface and as that ice turns to a vapor it generates powerful outbursts of gas and dust, sometimes ejecting hundreds of tons of material into space per second. The result is a brilliant stream of debris called the comet tail or coma, which can stretch hundreds to thousands of miles across. In fact, space is littered with comet tail debris that our planet passes through each year. And when that happens, the debris strikes our atmosphere at over 100,000 miles an hour, incinerating the four-and-a-half billion year old fragments in seconds. This produces brilliant flashes of light that we call a meteor shower.
Now some meteor showers are more spectacular than others, giving us anywhere from a few to over a hundred meteors an hour. And even the same meteor shower can vary from year to year. It all depends on how much debris we scoop up as we pass through the tail. Regardless, comet tails tend to follow the same path as the comet itself, which means they pass through the same spot along Earth's orbit. That's why we get the same meteor showers around the same time each year. At the end of October for example, we pass through the tale of Halley's Comet which gives us the Orionids meteor shower. And every August, we pass through comet Swift-Tuttle's tail which we see as the Perseids meteor shower. But it's not just October and August, meteor showers occur year-round. So check your calendar to see when the next one will be coming to a sky near you.
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Astronomy: Tonight's Sky August 2018 - Perseid Meteor Shower
Save the date to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower—an always-anticipated feature of the night sky—August 12 and 13th. This month, backyard telescopes will also reveal sunlight reflecting off the clouds of Venus’s thick atmosphere and the Ring Nebula, an expanding shell of glowing gas in the constellation Lyra.
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Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Fireball 4K
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Recently, I spent 6 days backpacking up and over massive peaks within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. My trip was planned around the Waxing Gibbous phase of the moon to take advantage of moonlit, mountainous and alpine landscapes at high altitudes. From ~12,000-foot elevations, the stars glistened vividly, colorful, and radiant. Challenging daily thunderstorms seemed to follow me around every corner however, I was rewarded each cool night with a few moments of clear skies.
During the third night of the trip, I prepared a time-lapse to capture the moonset, followed by the Milky Way positioning itself behind a 12,700-foot mountain peak in the distance. In a rare stroke of luck, my camera captured an unmistakably massive meteor ‘Fireball’ entering our atmosphere. I thought the most impressive part of the image above was just how brilliant the meteor was. The explosion was so bright it briefly illuminated the entire landscape.
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2015 Taurid Meteor Shower Fireball
Here are a few large meteors captured during the 2015 Taurid Meteor Shower. I've also included a closeup of these large meteors and the persistent trains they produced. See more images and read more about the event here: http://wp.me/p1FtJT-1i9