The Perseids Meteor Shower is a brilliant display in the night sky that happens every year during the months of July and August. It is said to be the second richest shower after the Geminids which happens in December. It is predicted that this year’s show will like any other with a peak of up to 200 meteors per hour!

I have personally never photographed meteors or the night sky, and hence would not be the best person to take advice from. However, since this year’s event is being predicted to be particularly unique with up to 200 meteors per hour, I felt like gathering some info and links to help you photograph this event.

Perseid Meteor Shower Visibility

Perseids Meteor Shower

The links below are good resources to learn more about the Perseids and meteor showers in general. They also contain information about the visibility and what you need to do for the best viewing experience.

Photograph the meteor shower

The links below are for the photographer who wants to shoot the Perseids or other meteor showers.

Required Gear/Tools

This is the gear that you will need to make the best of your shoot. Not all items are necessary, but who complains about having too much gear?!

Videos for the visual learners

 

Image Credits: AccuWeather

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