Missing the Beautiful Perseid Meteor Shower Was Dumb of You

By Lily Newman on at

Look there were a lot of options. NASA streamed the shower with commentary, local astronomer associations were posting pictures, and there's always... what's that place? Oh right. Outside. You could have gone and watched. But no. It was a Saturday night and you were busy.

Luckily Kai Gradert has you covered. He took this video as part of a timelapse workshop on the nights of August 9, 10, 11 in Joshua Tree National Park in California. As Gradert points out, not all of the meteor-looking-things are actually meteors, some are aeroplanes and satellites. But most of the action is from genuine Swift-Tuttle comet junk. Stare in wonder and get your butt out there next year.