Stargazing: Perseid Meteor Shower

The best meteor shower visible to us is undoubtedly the Perseids. Once you remove yourself out of the rays of the city lights, the stars suddenly appear. Pulling up into the edge of the Angeles National Forest at about 3000 feet elevation, there are others laying on their car hoods, some on yoga mats on the pavement. From over one hundred yards away, you can hear a “whoa” from a lone person who thinks he’s out of earshot as a meteor streaks by. The photograph below is the best shot of the night. It’s wasn’t the brightest meteor I saw, but it was decent.

This is the Milky Way Galaxy

The rear view mirror for perspective. 

I’ll see them again next year.