April 11, 2016

Meteor and the Milky Way Galaxy seen over Mount Rainier

Meteor and the Milky Way Galaxy over Mount Rainier

A meteor can be seen piercing through the darkness as the Milky Way towers above the 4,392m peak of Mount Rainier in Washington, USA. The white lights dotted across the rocky paths of the mountain’s face are the headlamps of hikers ascending to the peak

Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich