Saturday, August 12, 2006

This picture is from my favorite Astronomy site. It was taken in Colorado in 2000. The meteor is one of the Perseids that fall every August, actually about this time of year. It was taken near dawn with a moonlit sky and the Aurora Borealis. So a shot with a lot of things working in it. Meteor, Colorado mountains, the break of dawn and an Aurora. Spectacular.

The poem excerpt is from Earth Medicine by Jamie Sams.


toonguykc said...

It's a very awesome meteor shower.  One of my happiest memories is being back on the farm with my parents and oldest sister watching the Perseids.  We each were lying on those patio lounge chairs looking straight up into a night sky uncorrupted by light pollution.


tenyearnap said...

I must admit tat I have enjoyed the Perseids here in Utah more than I ever have in CT. They were great in MN, too, but that was many years ago. There is so much we can do to reduce light pollution. It is so worth the effort!