Perth Observatory has joined the Global Meteor Network and now has four cameras recording the night sky. These cameras will record meteors, satellite passes and other celestial events. Every day hundreds of tons of small interplanetary objects enter Earth’s atmosphere. These tiny fragments can offer us a unique view of the Solar System’s formation and evolution.
Not only will astronomers be able to use this footage for their research, but you too can watch. The images below are from the cameras and they’ll update every 3 minutes during the night (Just click the refresh button). You can also watch a video from last night’s footage for each camera, the videos will show you condensed footage from the whole night and then every meteor detection. Be warned, it’s strangely soothing watching the videos, so you may get addicted and visit this page every morning.
We do plan to add more cameras, and as they come online, we’ll add their feed to this page.Refresh Images