Thursday, August 16, 2007

night sky: perseids

The 2007 Perseid meteor shower peaked on August 12 and 13. Unfortunately, there is too much light pollution in Washington to see anything at all. But, poking around online I found this amazing photograph by Tony Wilder of the skies over Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (taken at 4:30am CST on August 13). For more images of this year's shower see here.

2 comments:

justin said...

What an awesome image. Beautiful. When free of the almost ever-present clouds, the sky over western PA seems to hint at the power of that photograph.

true nature said...

that's incredible! i thought it was an illustration at first...

p.s. i noticed you are reading the virgin blue,i had forgotten about how much i really loved it. (which felt like a nice secret after i read it... because the pearl earring received so much hype, but i didn't love it nearly as much.)