Perseid Fireball Over The Kolonica Saddle
Taken by Petr Horálek on August 12, 2018 @ Kolonica Saddle, Slovakia
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What a great Perseids peak this year! For the maximum of this favourite annual meteor shower I decided to travel again in the Dark sky park of Poloniny, Slovakia, where not only low light pollution level but also weather forecast promised unforgottable experience. And here is one of the best from the whole show: extremely bright fireball before local midnight of 12th August, 2018, which surprised all of dozens of observers in and around the Kolonica Observatory. The fireball was so bright that even the nightscape around got brighter like under fainter moonlit and its light trail was visible for more than one hour after the fireball appeared in the sky! The mosaic shows the most amazing moments of the phenomenon – the firebal itself and development of the trail each next 1 minute. In fact, after an hour the remnants of the trail were larger than 80 degrees. Used Canon 6D, Samyang 12 mm, f2.8, ISO 10000, 30s exposures.
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amazing!! Congratulations!
Posted by roywspencer 2018-08-13 17:07:41
Wow how awesome it must have been to experence and youve beautifully displayed the event for us to see :-)
Posted by noeleen22 2018-08-13 18:19:28
Very nice result, Petr!! In keeping with your excellent work.

DZ
Posted by owleye1 2018-08-15 11:16:26
Outstanding photo!
Great to see it on APOD for 17 Aug also.
Posted by HP1954 2018-08-16 23:10:54
75 thumbs up
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