Oddities/Stars_Persid_Meteor.JPG

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This was a 20 minute exposure taken at Hard Labor Creek State Park, outside of Atlanta, during the Persid meteor shower in 1993. I lucked out and captured a meteor. It's the red streak entering the picture from the left side. The string of lights entering the picture from the right side was made by the lights of a plane. The glow above the trees is coming from the lights of Atlanta, 45 miles away.

You can also see Polaris, the North Star, It's the bright star the rest of the stars seem to be circling. The rest of the stars show up as short streaks



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