A meteor from the Eta Aquarids flashes over the iconic Stonehenge. Credit and copyright: Peter Greig.

Astrophoto: Stonehenge, the Milky Way and an Eta Aquarids Meteor

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015
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Astrophotographer Peter Greig (St1nkyPete on Flickr) had always wanted to go to Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, and chose to go there this year for his birthday. It turns out the Universe gave him a little birthday present, with a fabulous clear evening to see the Milky Way shining overhead, along with a few Eta Aquarid meteors flashing in the sky. He captured this amazing shot on May 12. Happy birthday, Peter!

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10 Responses

  1. Nice birthday present!

  2. Sharon says:

    I’d be happy with that!

  3. Tim Queeney says:

    What city glow is on the horizon?

  4. Daniel Lowe says:

    Great work! I can’t believe he got completely clear and dark skies in southern England.

  5. Aqua4U says:

    Happy birthday Peter! Looks like you were gifted well by the universe… in many ways!

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