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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Starlyte

Explanation: Just after the Moon set but before the Sun rose in the early morning hours of 2000 August 12, meteors pelted the Earth from the direction of the constellation Perseus, while ions pelted the Earth from the Sun. The meteors were expected as sub-sand grains long left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle annually create the Perseids Meteor Shower. The aurorae were unexpected, however, as electrons, protons, and heavier ions raced out from a large Coronal Mass Ejection that had occurred just days before on the Sun. In the foreground is Hahn's Peak, an extinct volcano in Colorado, USA. The Perseid meteor shower peaks this year over the next few days, with as much as one bright meteor per minute visible from some locations.

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AndyThorley

Beautiful....sign me up, dude ^^

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Starlyte

Why can't I live somewhere where I can see such beautiful things happen?!?!

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Kaj

Did read about this, The moonlight is supposed to disturb the event this time...

but if u are patient(or lucky) maybe you will see some of it.

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Allie

Cool picture. cool.gif

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