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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