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

by Nancy Atkinson on May 15, 2013

A meteor from the Eta Aquarids flashes over the iconic Stonehenge on May 12, 2013. Credit and copyright: Peter Greig.

A meteor from the Eta Aquarids flashes over the iconic Stonehenge on May 12, 2013. Credit and copyright: Peter Greig.

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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