Perseids Meteor Shower 2017 Cornwall

After a day of working on Sandy and getting her ready for conversion we cooked a lovely meal and enjoyed a couple Cornish beers.

We’d timed our first day perfectly and the weather was on our side.

What are the Perseids?

The shower is made up of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, touted to be the single biggest threat to humanity, as it’s orbit inches closer to the earth every 138 years!

While the shooting stars may appear random and travel in different directions, the shower is named after the Perseus constellation, the point they appear to originate from in the night sky.

We lay in a hammock with blankets and watched in awe as some meteors turned to fireballs in the night sky, some with a hint of red suggesting some lithium based debris.

A truly wonderful evening!

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