Can you see the shooting star?

Perseid meteor shower was at its peak this weekend

OK, so I am going to have to accept that I live in a large suburban city and the sky is never going to be truly dark.  None the less, we went out on Saturday night to try our luck at seeing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. We got lucky in that, the clouds which were covering the sky earlier cleared but we just couldn’t get everyone in the city to turn their lights off.

There is actually a meteor trail in this shot in the lower section between the trees.  Joyce saw one bright one streak across the sky (of course, I missed it) but that was all the show that we got.  Still, it was a beautiful night and other than a sore neck and a little lost sleep, we enjoyed seeing the stars and wondering at the vastness of the universe.

Nikon D7100
Tamron 10-24 Di II LD SP AF
10mm at f/3.5 – 13 sec – ISO 2000

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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