Meteor Panorama and Zodiacal Light From Greece

December 20, 2021


Photographer: Tomas Slovinsky, Petr Horalek, Josef Kujal

Summary Author: Tomas Slovinsky

This photo showcases the Perseid meteor shower from a beach near Crete, Greece. During this past August, I along with my friends Petr Horalek and Josef Kujal captured five days of meteors. Although people typically like spending time near lagoons and beaches while on vacation, observing a meteor shower from these beautiful destinations makes them even more epic. Up to 232 meteors were captured during five clear nights of viewing around the event maximum. I registered the meteors into the panoramic background image above from the same beach. In addition to the meteors, zodiacal light is also visible across the sky as well as gegenschein between Jupiter and Saturn. Both of these atmospheric phenomena are a consequence of interplanetary dust reflecting sunlight. It is interesting to consider how many splendid and magical views can be produced by these particles of dust. Photos taken August 9 to 14, 2021.

Photo details: Canon 6D mod, Sigma Art 28mm for panorama; Canon 6D, Samyang 12mm (x3) for meteors; Tracked HaRGB Panorama, Registered meteors


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