Perseid’s “fireball” was seen in Izmir

Astrophotographers watching the Perseid Meteor Shower recorded 4 hours of footage in Seferihisar district of Izmir. In the recordings, nearly 40 meteors, including fireballs, were seen.

The Perseid Meteor Shower, which is popularly described as a “shooting star” and is the most spectacular meteor shower that occurs 8 times a year, started on July 14 and lasted until September 1. In order to observe the meteor shower, which peaked between 10-14 August, observation events were organized in many regions of Turkey, especially on the night of 12-13 August, in places with low light pollution. In the events attended by both professional and amateur observers, 60-100 light signatures could be observed per hour. . Astrophotographers captured many meteors in Izmir’s Seferihisar district with a 4-hour shooting. The images include nearly 40 meteors, also described as “fireballs”. Süleyman Akgüneş, one of the photographers, said, “Nearly 40 meteors came across the 860-frame serial shooting. The fireball at the last second may have been the biggest I’ve ever caught. “The absence of moonlight during the observation process was one of the details that made this year’s observation the most suitable.” said.

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