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Meteor over Hidden Lake, Montana

The road into the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana is called Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here’s a night sky photo over the park’s Hidden Lake.

John Ashley, who often shots in Glacier National Park in Montana, caught this meteor on July 31, 2016, over the park's Hidden Lake. Thank you, John. Visit John Ashley Fine Art.

John Ashley, who often shots in Glacier National Park in Montana, caught this meteor on July 31, 2016. Thank you, John. Visit John Ashley Fine Art.

John Ashley captured this photo in late July, as the 2016 Perseid meteor shower was just beginning. He wrote:

A shooting star flashes green in the early morning hours across a dust lane in the Milky Way over Bearhat Mountain and Hidden Lake, in Glacier National Park.

The lower, yellow area is light pollution (on a moonless night) from Montana’s Flathead Valley illuminating smoke blown in from a forest fire near Yakima Washington, some 350 miles away.

Thank you, John!

By the way, in 1850, the area now comprising Glacier National Park had 150 glaciers. There are 25 active glaciers remaining in the park today. See a list of glaciers in Glacier National Park.

Deborah Byrd

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