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Eta Aquariid in moonlight

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.
May 6, 2018
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