Amazing picture captures meteors over Eastbourne

James Thompson caught the shower as it passed over Eastbourne SUS-150814-131859001
James Thompson caught the shower as it passed over Eastbourne SUS-150814-131859001
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An amateur photographer has captured a stunning photo of an annual meteor shower over Eastbourne.

James Thompson, 21, stayed up until 3am to get the picture of the Perseid meteor shower as it passed over the South East, early on Thursday August 13.

The photo, which is made from 180 shots taken in James’s garden over a 90-min period, shows pieces of the Comet Swift-Tuttle passing Earth.

James said, “I got lucky really, the cloud broke at around 1am. There isn’t much ambient light like streetlamps near my house so

The shower is active each year from around 17 July to 24 August but the best sights came on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

The shower was best viewed in the Midlands and the North as dense cloud cover meant visibility was limited across southern England and Scotland.

To see more work by James visit www.jamesthompson-design.com

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