NASA, shooting stars and I
Tonight, at least in Italy, is Saint Lawrence’s night (notte di San Lorenzo).That means, eyes up to the starry sky looking for shooting stars. Although the Perseids’ peak is announced to be in the nights of 11th and 12th of August. As beautifully described in this video made in NASA, with one credited picture from Lorenzo Borghi (that’s me). Nomen omen?
Enjoy it and follow its suggestion to find your Perseids in the next few nights. Here you can see the original picture I shot to the night sky of August above the Gotthard pass (Switzerland). Thanks to Jane Houston (NASA) for choosing it.
Lorenzo: Congratulations on the NASA contribution. Nice capture. Also, I really liked the video as it accurately describes many of the wonders of the summer sky, and how to see them. Your wonderful picture reminded me of one I took last November while in the super dark skies of Bullfrog, Utah. In it, several objects Jane mentioned were captured. The Triangleum Galaxy is included, but this particular “low surface brightness” object is all but impossible to see, either with naked eye, binoculars or even a telescope, unless in very dark, clear skies.
Love your images. M 🙂
Thanks for your lovely comment Marty I am glad you liked it too. This year I was neither too high nor having clear skies… despite I could see by eye a few shooting stars, I got nothing exceptional in the camera. Good there was this video to remember that super dark night on the Alps 🙂 I never saw so many stars again…yet! Thanks again!