During the peak of this year's Perseid Meteor Shower, which is caused by the debris field left behind by the passing of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a stream of meteors passed over South Window Arch in Arches National Park. The Perseids originate from the region of Perseus in the northeastern sky near the outer arm of the Milky Way.
Author: Christopher K. Eaton
©2016 Christopher K. Eaton / Terra Photographica
Photo size: 1.7 Mpixels (4.89 MB uncompressed) - 1600x1068 pixels (5.3x3.5 in / 13.5x9.0 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: Arches National Park, astrolandscape, astronomy, astrophotography, celestial, Entrada Sandstone, erosion, geology, meteor shower, milky way, night, night photography, Night Sky, North Window Arch, Perseid Meteor Shower, Perseids, shooting star, spalling, stars, The Windows
Published in: Chasing the Night