As seen on the National Geographic News a Perseid meteor zips over Iran’s Alamut Castle during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August. The Perseids, which occur annually when Earth and the moon pass through a cloud of rocky particles shed by comet Swift-Tuttle, often provide an impressive show for sky-watchers and astrophotographers.



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  • Jorg Ostrowski Reply

    Thank you for capturing this special moment, combining the past, present and future. Next Perseid meteor shower is scheduled for july 23 to August 22, 2013, with the climax on August 11.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:05 am
  • alan Reply


    November 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • noorudheenbava@gmai Reply

    god’s own eye’s….oshin d zakrian’s camera.

    January 2, 2013 at 2:35 am
  • P K Michalski Reply


    August 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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