Perseid “fireball” spotted in Izmir

Perseid “fireball” spotted in Izmir

Astrophotographers watching the Perseid Meteor Shower recorded 4 hours of footage in Seferihisar district of Izmir. In the recordings, nearly 40 meteors, which also looked like fireballs, were captured.

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the most spectacular of the meteor showers, which is popularly described as “shooting stars” and occurs 8 times a year, started on July 14 and lasted until September 1.

In order to observe the meteor shower, the most intense period of which took place between August 10-14, observation events were organized in many parts of Turkey, especially on the night of August 12-13, where light pollution was low.

Perseid fireball

Both professional and amateur observers participated in the events, where 60-100 light trails per hour could be observed.

Astrophotographers captured many meteors in Izmir’s Seferihisar district in 4 hours of shooting.

In the images, there are nearly 40 meteors, also described as “fireballs”.

Perseid fireball

Süleyman Akgüneş, one of the photographers, said, “Nearly 40 meteors coincided with 860 frames of serial shooting. The fireball in the last second may be the biggest one I have ever captured. The absence of moonlight during the observation process was one of the details that made this year’s observation the most appropriate.”

Perseid “fireball” spotted in Izmir

Gül Demirci

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