Photo #635 – 08.11.10
11-Minute Tennessee Star Trails
With a foggy-looking Milky Way galaxy serving as a backdrop, the above photo is an 11-minute exposure of the starry skies above our cabin in Tennessee. Due to the Earth’s rotation, the tiny points of light leave streaks on a long-exposure like this, and in the northern hemisphere, they circle around the North Star (which is just off the bottom right corner).
Speaking of the night sky, keep your eyes peeled on Thursday and Friday nights for meteor streaks from the Perseid meteor shower. It’s looking like it should be a good one with very little moon interference. So grab a blanket, lay outside on a nice summer night, and enjoy a meteor show!