Best Night Sky Photos of the Week: May 25, 2014

McWay or the Milky Way

Rogelio Bernal Andreo/

Astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo sent in a photo of the Milky Way over McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. He indicates in an email message to that: “It's a composite that includes a dozen of images shot at 140mm and a "tracked" sky at 70mm." The falls appear as a narrow stream of water falling onto the beach just slightly left and below the center of the image. Andreo captured the image during the weekend of May 10-11, 2014. [See more phtoos. ]

Firefly Trails Under Milky Way Captured by Astrophotographer (Photo)

Matt Pollock

Night sky photographer Matt Pollock captured this spellbinding photo of fireflies flickering in a field beneath the Summer Triangle and Milky Way galaxy. [Here's how he did it. ]

Camelopardalid Meteor Over Tucson: BG Boyd

BG Boyd

Photographer BG Boyd captured this photo of a meteor from the Camelopardalid meteor shower over Tucson, Arizona early on May 24, 2014. The meteor display was created by dust from Comet 209P/LINEAR. See more photos of the meteor shower in this gallery. [See more phtoos. ]

Camelopardalid Meteor and Aurora: Gail Lamm

Gail Lamm

A small Camelopardalid meteor streaks through the northern lights as the Milky Way shines overhead in this stunning photo by stargazer Gail Lamm from Balmoral, Manitoba in Canada on May 24, 2014. [See more phtoos. ]

Comet 209P/LINEAR Spotted Night Of Meteor Shower | Video captured and time-lapsed the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower producing comet. Their broadcast from the Canary Islands supplied the footage. [See the video. ]

Camelopardalids Meteor Shines As Bright As Jupiter In Night Sky | Video


NASA camera at Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh, PA recorded the meteor burn up. Its ending altitude was 48 miles. Its brightness registered at a magnitude-3 (Jupiter brightness). [See the video. ]

Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Seen by NASA

NASA/MSFC/Bill Cooke

A brilliant meteor as bright as Jupiter streaks across the sky in this NASA all-sky camera view of the Camelopardalid meteor shower of early May 24, 2014. The meteor shower was created by dust from Comet 209P/LINEAR. [See more phtoos. ]

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