A Meteor in the Milky Way

Milky Way MovingThe Perseid Meteor Shower was this weekend. I was late to the game. Clouds obstructed my view the first night I hoped to capture the galactic madness. Nonetheless, I went for it again on Saturday Night and I caught our stars twisting around us. In the middle of an hour-long exposure, what appeared to be a meteor (but let’s be honest, it’s probably a plane), zipped through the sky directly above me.

As we spun slowly through the Milky Way, the perspective shifted, lending itself to capture as not much more than a colorful abstraction. It’s amazing to think about the different physical properties of the thousands of stars in this photo that alter their brilliance and color.

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