Why Oman Should Get Their Cameras Ready

David Kingham/Flickr

As the heavens above are said to shine on May 23rd on the residents of Oman, we envy them as they will be graced with a rare meteor shower. Set to take place between 10pm to 4am, Omani residents will have the opportunity to watch up to 1,000 shooting stars per hour.

Yes! It is as gorgeous and mind blowing as the picture your imagination just painted. And to help you envision it even further, we have decided to give you a preview of what to expect. Here are a couple pictures from meteor showers from around the world that we salute Mother Nature for!

 

Hello Northern Lights!

Picture: Shannon Bikelski/The 2013 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Source: Supplied
Picture: Shannon Bikelski/The 2013 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Source: Supplied

 

More of a fish eye look at things

A shooting star - part of the Orionids meteor shower. Picture: Wikipedia Commons
A shooting star – part of the Orionids meteor shower. Picture: Wikipedia Commons

 

Meteors, streak past stars in the night sky near Amman, in the early hours of August 12, 2004. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, and was clearly visible to the naked eye in several parts of the Middle East and Asia.”

REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

 

Here is a look at the other side of things thanks to NASA in 2012

NASA//Astronaut Don Pettit l
NASA//Astronaut Don Pettit l

 

And here is and even closer look over the Middle East…

NASA
NASA

 

They are said to be best seen in the desert sky…

David Kingham/Flickr
David Kingham/Flickr

 

Here is one with a taste of history in the backdrop making for any photographers’ dream

Stone Henge in Salisbury Plain
Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain

 

Known as the Quadrantid Meteor Shower that took place in North America in 2011, this gorgeous spiral of stars ends our series.

Lisa Grossman
Lisa Grossman

 

WE SAID THIS: I am no scientist, but I can appreciate beauty. Oman gets your cameras ready!

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