Eta Aquarid Meteor Over Mono Lake Tufa

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 6D
-4906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 12800
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
South Tufa State Natural Reserve
Town
Lee Vining, California
Brief Directions

South Tufa State Natural Reserve is on the shore of Mono Lake, about seven miles south and five miles east of the town of Lee Vining.

Notes

Calcium is an element produced in a star supernova. Here on the shore of Mono Lake it is arranged in columns of calcium carbonate limestone, formed underwater in this alkaline lake, three times saltier than the ocean. Add to the scene photons from nuclear fusion, produced in distant stars facing their own sure death in a few billion years, and you have a stunning night panorama at Mono Lake. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is created when the earth passes through the trail of dust from Halley's Comet as it orbits around the sun The universe literally came together to make this moment; the least that I could do was to capture it!

Description

An Eta Aquarid meteor in a Milky Way panorama captured in early May at Mono Lake, California.

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Date Added
August 6, 2017
Date Taken
May 15, 2017

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