Last night was the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Legacy of the Swift-Tuttle comet, the Perseids are supposed appear in the Perseus constellation, hence their name, and a very optimistic NASA official had estimated the rate at "one or two Perseids per minute at the shower’s peak."

So I headed to Brockton Point in Stanley Park, in a futile attempt to get away from the city’s light pollution. I arrived around midnight, left after 2:00 am; I had seen less than 10 shooting stars, let alone photographed a good one.

But I took my time biking back and stopped along the way to take a few shots of the city at night. Then I stayed up until 4:00, hopeful, the camera setup on my balcony, snapping pictures of the northeastern sky.

Result: two ghostly meteors recorded. You will recognize them with a bit of faith. Did anybody do better?