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Perseids On The Pond

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Green Pond, Barbados

The Perseid meteor shower comes around July and August every year.  The meteors are from the dust clouds of the Swift-Tuttle comet and are at their peak in August

I managed to catch 3 of them a couple of years ago when I was shooting a timelapse at Greenpond.

The original plan was to go with someone else but when they bailed I decided to go solo.

It was an amazing night.

At first you don't see that many stars but once your eyes acclimatise the sky comes alive

You can see the 3 meteors on the right side.

There's also a really faint one in the middle but it's hard tot see in this low rez image.

This year there will be a waning gibbous moon when they peak so they will be a lot fainter than last year.

I still hope to head out again though since you never know what you will find.

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