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

15 May , 2013 by

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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Onlyjoined Foraccess
Guest
May 15, 2013 1:13 PM

Nice birthday present!

Peter Greig
Guest
May 15, 2013 7:46 PM

The best ever!

Sharon
Guest
May 15, 2013 1:38 PM

I’d be happy with that!

Peter Greig
Guest
May 15, 2013 7:45 PM

Im more than happy! Best Birthday present ever! :0)

Tim Queeney
Guest
May 15, 2013 2:13 PM

What city glow is on the horizon?

Peter Greig
Guest
May 15, 2013 7:45 PM

The light pollution is from the city of Salisbury around 8 miles away! smile

Daniel Lowe
Guest
Daniel Lowe
May 15, 2013 1:07 PM

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

Peter Greig
Guest
May 15, 2013 7:47 PM

I cant believe it either! It rained most of the weekend apart from the only night i was able to visit Stonehenge! smile

Aqua4U
Member
May 15, 2013 6:26 PM

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

Peter Greig
Guest
May 15, 2013 7:44 PM

Thank you! smile

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