Lyrid meteors and star trails in Arizona

We’re now more than a day past the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. Check out this cool image of meteors, star trails and a foreground lit by a bright moon.

Lyrid meteor (left side of photo) and star trails from EarthSky Facebook friend Sean Parker Photography. Visit Sean's Facebook page to see more of his photos. View larger.

Lyrid meteors (left side of photo) and star trails from EarthSky Facebook friend Sean Parker Photography. Thanks, Sean! Visit Sean’s Facebook page to see more of his photos. View larger.

We’ve seen some beautiful photos of meteors over these past few days, as the Lyrid meteor shower rose to its peak on the morning of April 22, 2013. Here’s a beauty from Sean Parker Photography in Arizona. See the meteors on the left side of the photo? Sean wrote:

Star trail compiled from 80 images from a time-lapse I shot last night during the Lyrid meteor shower. Foreground is being lit up by the moon.

Sharing is appreciated!

Read more: What are star trails?

Photo Details:
Canon T3i
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye
ISO 800 for 20 Seconds — at Rose Canyon Lake, Mt. Lemmon, Arizona.

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Deborah Byrd

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