Perseid Meteor Shower

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: Aug 12, 2008 • References: trendhunter
The annual Perseid Meteor shower is upon us, triggering the rise of Flickr Astronomy. Basically, web 2.0 has taken recreational astronomy (and photography) to the next level by providing a medium where people can get inspiration, share photos and constantly improve their game.

One of the benefits of web 2.0 astronomy is that users provide a examples with specific details / instructions about what they did. In the example of the Perseid Meteor Shower, these instructions can make a big difference. Users sharing the instructions about where to look, how to improve meteor photographs, and how to identify specific stars / satellites, etc.

Check out the following Perseid Meteor Shower photos from past years.

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edhiker Stats for Flickr Astronomy Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 4,593 clicks in 406 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Flickr Astronomy
Related: 66 examples / 51 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
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