Perseid Meteor Composite Over Lake Erie
The 2010 Perseid meteor shower is fully underway! This composite image shows the same Perseid meteor streaking over Lake Erie, seen from six different observing stations.
The University of Western Ontario operates a network of eight all-sky cameras, and on the evening of Aug. 8, 2010, six of the stations recorded separate views of the same Perseid meteor. At approximately 9:59 p.m. EDT, this confirmed Perseid meteor was first detected at an altitude of 75 miles over Lake Erie, near the city of Erie, Pa. The Perseid raced southwest towards the state of Ohio at 130,000 mph. Note the radical change in appearance and direction from station to station.