Category: Night Sky

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Perseids Meteor Shower


2016 August 11: A general view of the Perseids meteor shower near Nipton, California. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids appear to originate from the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides, a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of

2016 August 03:  A general view of the Milky Way at Walking Box Ranch in Searchlight, Nevada.

Milky Way at Walking Box Ranch


2016 August 03: A view of the Milky Way from the Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight, Nevada. Walking Box Ranch, originally part of the million-acre Rock Springs Land & Cattle Company was purchased in 1931 by silent era movie stars Rex Bell and Clara Bow. They purchased the Ranch as a retreat from Hollywood. The

30 July 2016: A general view of the Milky Way near St. Thomas, Nevada.

Milky Way at St. Thomas


2016 July 30: Hello Milky Way. Waiting for a storm to arrive near the abandoned town of St. Thomas at the Lake Mead National Park north of Las Vegas, Nevada.