Last night’s (this morning’s) Perseid meteor shower didn’t disappoint. If you want to “catch a falling star,” there is a repeat performance scheduled for tonight, but not as intense as the 50-80 per hour seen last night.
This shot was made about 3 a.m. at Bonneville Point off Blacks Creek Road east of Boise. It is important to get away from the city lights, so we faced northeast toward the mountains. The small streaks are star tracks caused by the earth’s rotation while the shutter is open. The meteor is the brilliant streak at the left of the image.
(The GUARDIAN never sleeps and we can report no government officials were detected doing anything untoward despite our best efforts. So far they haven’t screwed up the heavens.)
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