A few videos of the Perseid meteor shower have popped up this week on the YouTubes. In case you missed it, or were too lazy to get out of the city late on Sunday night, here’s some night vision video of the cosmic event.

It’s got nothing on the actual experience of lying on the ground in the middle of the mountains, looking up at a sky full of stars … but it’ll have to do. Because right now, you’re looking at a computer screen.




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