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Perseids Meteor Shower 2009 | by Kunal Rohilla
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2009

Featured on Flickr Blog 13-August-2009

Also made it to Page 2 of Explore / Interestingness / 12 August 2009 (#16)

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My first shot of a meteor- during the Perseids Meteor Shower on 11 Aug 2009. Shot atop Mt. Hamilton, San Jose with the Lick Observatory in the foreground.

The meteor streak is clearly visible top right of the frame. The trails in the bottom half are 4 separate airplanes during the 9-minute exposure period.

The light to the right of the observatory is the rising moon, which ended up playing spoilsport to being able to catch the peak of the shower over the next few hours. This shot in itself however, made all the effort worthwhile! ©Kunal Rohilla, 2009

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Taken on August 12, 2009