Perseid Meteor Shower

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Hello my lovely readers. On Thursday Dan and I stayed up until the early hours of the morning to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. For those of you who don't know what that it, the Perseid Meteor Shower happens every year when the Earth passes through the debris of a comet called the Swift-Tuttle (for some reason I find that name hilarious). During this time you can see so many shooting stars if it's not cloudy. 

Dan and I have gone out to see this meteor shower for the last two years so it's quickly becoming a tradition of ours. I've always been someone who has loved creating little traditions like this.  We're lucky enough to live somewhere where there is less light pollution than there is in a big city so we are lucky to get a clearer view of the sky. 

We went on Thursday night/Friday morning as that is when the shower was meant to peak and there would be the most shooting stars in the sky. We went out to look at half 12 and stayed out until 2 and we saw so many shooting stars it was crazy. There were lots of little ones, quite a few medium sized ones and a couple of insanely big, bright ones that burned blue! It was incredible and we had such a wonderful time lying down looking up at the sky and seeing the stars. 

We tried to get a few pictures but as we don't have the best camera and no tripod the photos aren't an amazing quality but it's nice to have a few photos for the memories. 


You can still see the meteor shower until the third week of August, the best time to go and see the shower is at 1 in the morning. And remember it takes your eyes 20/30 minutes to properly to adjust to the dark. My biggest piece of advice is to be patient don't just look up and expect to see a shooting star straight away. 


I hope you enjoyed this post and it made you want to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. Have you seen the shower? Do you have any traditions like this?


Thanks for reading!


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6 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing, especially all the shooting stars!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. It really is, it's amazing to see! Thanks for dropping in!

      Ella xx
      www.inellaselement.co.uk

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  2. how cool, unfortunately i didn't get to see it this year!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. It's really amazing you should definitely see it next year!

      Ella xx

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  3. What a gorgeous photo! I love traditions like this as well and I am always trying to stay up and catch something amazing that happens in the sky but alas, I'm old and usually pass out around 10 hahaha. I'm going to make an effort to catch the next shower or crazy moon or whatever. Love this! Hope you have a great start to your week my gorgeous Ella! XO -Kim

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    1. Haha to be fair I found it really hard to stay up that late so don't worry! Definitely try to catch it next year it's so amazing! I hope you are well and enjoying the summer my gorgeous friend!

      Ella xx

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