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Wendy Seah
Wendy Seah

I think I might have seen one on the 17th Aug about 430am along the coastline. Not exactly sure whether if it is Perseid but my friend also acknowledge that it flashes by. Not meteor shower but just one quick flash of a comet! Beautiful.....:)

Audrey Fischer
Audrey Fischer

Wally Pacholka consistently captures the most stunning, inspiring night sky photos i have ever seen... and shares them with people who would otherwise never know or witness the starry night sky for themselves.  Please, become stewards of the starry night, or it will be gone before our very eyes.  The National Park Service studies predict by 2025, 90% of people in the contiguous US will never see a starry night sky even once in their entire lifetime.  This is needless.  It is an urban myth that starlight and streetlight cannot co-exist over the same city.  Demand that city planners & Dept of Transportation officials choose streetlights that stay on target-- the street... and out of the night sky.  Speak up now, or it'll be be gone within this generation.  Wally's photographs will become essential museum pieces... recording the data for historical records of what the night sky used to be, but sadly forever lost. It is up to you.  Speak up about light pollution... or lose the inspiration to look UP.    btw, it is NOT only cities that are losing starry skies.... 24-hr Frack mining, and gas & oil drilling also turn night into day--- these fields look like blazing cities when viewed from above, turning pristine night skies into day, to the detriment of human, wildlife and environmental health. 

tikku chhetri
tikku chhetri

new to national geographics. it is amazing thanks

Vincent Wang
Vincent Wang

I watched the stunning view at 13/8 in Guangzhou city, China. It was 10 meteors per hour, not so many as what was predicted by Observatories.  But I was really excited when I caught that view 'cause it was the best time to make a wish.

Darren Shao
Darren Shao

stunning and spectacularly beautiful

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