Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

Night sky

K and I traveled across the Mississippi on Friday evening, driving south on state roads in Illinois, and then off to corn fields on county roads, all in hopes of seeing a few blips from the Perseid meteor showers.

I saw exactly one long meteor trail.  And two more less thrilling short little meteor rug burns.

But the view of the night sky was more filled with stars than what I see in the city, and I was delighted for a few hours of peace and crickets.

ISO 1600, f/5, at 30 seconds. You see just a bit of the earth rotation.