John Boydston took this photo in the first week of August, 2016, standing on the Wood River driving range in Ketchum, next to Sun Valley, Idaho. He wrote:
Lots of Earth and sky in this one. You see some Milky Way core, a Perseid meteor left center (leading up to the peak but still a few days off) Mars, Saturn, Plaeides, … haze from the lights of downtown Ketchum, Idaho with some horizon smoke from wildfires burning some distance away. And some stars reflecting on water … The trees on the right are backlit from oncoming cars on [Highway] 75.
Bottom line: Image of Milky Way rising over Sun Valley, Idaho. Submit your image to EarthSky here.
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