The Persid Meteor Shower

The Persid meteor shower is probably the most famous meteor shower in the northern hemisphere. Generally a rich shower, with ZHR's around 100, the shower peaks in mid-August when many people are on holiday and are often noticed by non-astronomers. Unfortunately for observers "Down Under", the radient only just skims the northern horizon, making the shower very elusive, and only a few meteors normally are observed. With this in mind, I was looking forward to having a good view of the Persids from the northern hemisphere once I moved there in 2001. In the end I had to wait until 2010 before I could observe the shower.

Geminid Meteor Photographs

2010 Photos

2013 Photos