Photographers use tripods to take pictures of Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert near Amman, in the early hours of August 12, 2002, at the height of a meteor storm that was clearly visible to the naked eye in several parts of the Middle East and Asia. Meteors are the debris left in the wake of a passing comet infiltrating the Earth's atmosphere.The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when Earth passes through a stream of space grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Photo: REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
The Perseid meteor shower will be available on a live video/audio feed from NASA, which has a camera mounted at its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
If you want more excellent sky views, check out the Web sites below. NASA said these individual cameras have various refresh rates.
› Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network, El Paso, Texas (NMSU All Sky Camera Network) › Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network, Hawley, Texas › Oak Grove Observatory, Prairieville, La. › New Mexico Skies Observatories, Mayhill, N.M. › MMTO Sky Camera, Tuscon, Ariz. › Twin Pines Observatory, Belmont, Calif. › Lick Observatory All-Sky Camera, Mount Hamilton, Calif. › Meadow View Observatory, Chico, Calif. › Shane Observatory AllSky Camera, Prince George BC, Canada › RASC Prince George Centre AllSky Camera, Prince George BC, Canada › Paul Beskeen Astrophotography, Cambridgeshire, U.K.
Watch Perseid's meteor shower live at NASA below.
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