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12 amazing shots of the Perseid meteor shower around Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Jenni Sheppard Aug 15, 2016 6:51 am

For the past week, the Perseid meteor shower has astounded us all, as debris from a passing comet streaked through the night sky around Vancouver.

The yearly summer spectacle occurs as the Earth crosses the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Its debris smashes into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 210,000 km per hour.

And this year the debris was concentrated right in front of us, resulting in bigger, more frequent meteors – and some great viewing spots in the mountains around Vancouver.

Here are some of the best photos and videos of the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower, taken around Vancouver – including the video above.

Last night was one of the most fun and rewarding night’s of Astrophotography and we ended up with way more photos that we could have anticipated. All the elements came together: early moonset, a clear night, a bright MilkyWay, a bright green meteor going right through our shot, and a generally quiet night at Porteau Cove. We’ll have plenty more photos and hopefully a timelapse in the next few days! 😀🌌🌌 . . . . #watchthisinstagood #main_vision #exklusive_shot #master_shots #superhubs #huffpostgram #visualsgang #global_hotshotz #jaw_dropping_shots #theglobewanderer #earthofficial #big_shotz #discoverearth #earthexperience #instagram #socality #mobilemag #travelingourplanet #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplanet #ourplanetdaily #wonderful_places #visualsoflife #explorebc #ILoveBC #night_shooterz #nightphotography #longexposure

A photo posted by Karina & Amir (@vanexusphotography) on

Through space and time.

A photo posted by Richard Lam (@richshoots) on


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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