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Observatory Cameras Catch Perseid Meteors

15 Aug 2014, 09:25 UTC
Observatory Cameras Catch Perseid Meteors
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The Perseid meteor shower, which this year peaked around
midnight on the evening of August 12th, will continue at a low
rate until around August 24th. The Perseid meteors, or "shooting
stars", take their name from the constellation, Perseus, from
which they appear to radiate, and always produce a good display.
This year, the main peak of activity was marred by cloudy skies
over Northern Ireland and strong moonlight, but the
Observatory’s roof-mounted meteor cameras detected more than
100 such shooting stars, with more expected over the coming
days.

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