Eta Aquariid in moonlight

Who says you can’t catch meteors in moonlight? Check out this beautiful shot of one of this weekend’s Eta Aquariid meteors from Eliot Herman in Tucson.

Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona, captured this Eta Aquariid meteor on May 5, 2018, in the bright light of a waning gibbous moon. He wrote: “One of my favorites because of the color of the meteor is evident in this one and because of these meteors’ origin from Halley’s Comet particles.” Image captured at 3:47 a.m. in the Tucson foothills with a Nikon D810 camera and a Sigma 8 mm lens at 15-second exposure and 3200 ISO using an interval timer. Image processed from a Nikon RAW file. Click here for another image of the same meteor with a 15 mm lens and a second camera.

Deborah Byrd