Isaac Rodriguez submitted this photo to EarthSky and wrote:
This is the train station for the Break Neck Ridge hiking trail. The name says it all. I wasn’t intending on capturing shooting stars, but this one is perfect. It’s shooting near the Pleiades and the color of the streak is a full spectrum.
Nikon 3200 on a tripod shot at f3.5 20 seconds
Thank you, Isaac!
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