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Draconids over Caprock Canyons 1008-2

Caprock Canyons State Park

A single meteor, one of the many Draconids that would flash this evening, moved slowly across the night sky in Caprock Canyons State Park. Shot here from the South Prong Overlook, this meteor originated in the northwest sky just over the Big Dipper. The night sky was taken with a star tracker about 45 minutes after sunset, then blended back into the foreground to show what our eyes can see, but the camera cannot capture. It was a beautiful show.

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