Lyrid Meteor Over Vasquez Rocks – Night Sky Photography

Here’s a special photo, capturing a Lyrid meteor!!!


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Title: Stars Dropped Down Like Rain – Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Vasquez Rocks
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 30 second exposure, ISO 400 f/4. Mountain light painted with bright flashlight. 20 April 2013 1:19 am.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Vasquez Rocks, California, USA

In 687 BC in Zuo Zhuan, one of the earliest Chinese works of narrative history, described the Lyrid meteor shower: “At night, fixed stars are invisible, at midnight, stars dropped down like rain.”

I was lucky enough to capture this amazing falling star, part of the recurring Lyrid meteor showers that show up typically around late April.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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