Lyrids Meteor Shower 2013 Stunning Photos: Get Tips and See Images on Twitter, Instagram, Flickr

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Lyrids Meteor Shower 2013 is both a cosmic and a social network event. Twitter is receiving updates from users regarding questions, tips and photos about this spectacular night sky show. On Instagram, an astrophotographer has wowed users with his gorgeous time-lapse image of the stunning "falling stars."

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Sean Parker, an internationally published astrophotographer from Tuczon, Arizona, took this Lyrids Meteor photo (below) over Rose Canyon Lake. The photo title says its story: “Lyrids Star Trail.” Parker, who is also a landscape photographer, married landscape and the night sky with the Lyrids sparks. (Photo by Sean Parker)

For photography hobbyists and enthusiasts, Lyrids Meteor Shower 2013 is a great time to explore possible shots that you can take. You can begin by getting tips and seeing photos on social network sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr.

Sean Parker, an internationally published astrophotographer from Tuczon, Arizona, composed this Lyrids Meteor photo (below) over Rose Canyon Lake. The photo title says its story: "Lyrids Star Trail." Parker, who is also a landscape photographer, married landscape beauty and the charming night sky with the Lyrids sparks using 8 photos.

Time-lapse photography is a popular choice among passionate hobbyists and professional photographers. Lyrids Meteor Shower 2013 is a big event for both time-lapse learners and experts. This type of photography usually tell a dramatic retelling of how things unfolded within a matter of seconds, days, or even much longer, depending on the photographer's project and goal. In the Lyrids case, under half a minute is enough to make a great image.

Parker took stunning Lyrids meteor photos with a Canon T3i and Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L, at ISO 800 for 20 seconds. This same image was featured on Earthsky.org. You can find more Lyrids photos and settings on Flickr by typing "Lyrids" in the search box.

On Twitter, you can follow Nat Geo Science (@NatGeoScience) and Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) for astrophotography and space-related tweets.

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