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Perseids at Maryhill Stonehenge | by djniks
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Perseids at Maryhill Stonehenge

The Maryhill Stonehenge and the Milky Way during the Perseids meteor shower.

 

The Maryhill Stonehenge is a full-size, astronomically-aligned replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK. It was dedicated as a memorial to those that died in World War I.

 

The Perseids are an annual meteor shower associated with the comet "Swift-Tuttle". During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches more than 60 per hour.

 

The memorial was lit up in red by the brake lights of a vehicle. Saw the light and immediately pressed the trigger!

 

 

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Taken on August 12, 2011