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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Sep 06, 2013

Stargazers before dawn

Three stargazers up before dawn with the planet Jupiter, and the V-shaped Face of Taurus the Bull. Orion the Hunter is just over the horizon. Plus a green meteor!

View larger. | Anthony Lynch captured this image in Wicklow, Ireland.  The bright object on the left is Jupiter.  See the green meteor above Jupiter?  This is the predawn sky in early September, 2013.

View larger. | Anthony Lynch captured this image in Wicklow, Ireland. The bright object on the left is Jupiter. See the green meteor above Jupiter? See more photos by Anthony Lynch here.

Anthony Lynch captured this photo. He wrote:

Set the timer on my camera and ran into this shot so we could get a nice pic of the 3 of us with Jupiter, Orion and Taurus.

A green meteor flew across the sky but we had to continue to stay still as it was a long-exposure shot. As soon as the camera I heard the camera click, I ran down to see if I caught it in the shot. It’s hard to see, but it’s there on the left above Jupiter.

Taken from Wicklow Ireland.

Nice catch of that green meteor, Anthony. Thank you!

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