An Enchanting Time-Lapse Look at the Greatest Show in Space

If you missed the Perseids meteor shower—and I truly hope you didn't—this beautiful time-lapse video of the view from Joshua Tree National Park should get you caught up. And fill you with more than a little wonder.

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This was shot over three days with a 5D Mk II at 6400 ISO, with 20 second exposures by Henry Jun Wah Lee. Consider me star struck. [TNW]

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None of my friends believed me when I said the faint cloudy line you see running across the night sky is actually our own arm of the Milky Way, but you can see it clearly in this video.