Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Quick, make a wish! A meteor streaks across the sky above Arches National Park in Utah during the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific meteor showers in the universe.
Night sky watcher William Berry sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor at Slide Mountain over Washoe Valley, NV. He says the image is a wide angle stack of about 1 hour, 30 second exposures, and he brightened the meteor trail a bit. God is so creative!
2011 Perseid Meteor Over South Park, ColoradoCredit: Chris Poldervaart (chrispoldervaart.com)Photographer Chris Poldervaart caught this Perseid meteor and star trails over South Park, Colorado on August 13. 2011.