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