I'm incredibly excited and honored that my photo of the Geminid meteor shower has been selected for the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day! The photo was taken in Jasper National Park over Lake Edith and shows 4 meteors streaking through a single 10 second exposure. I was so excited to be in one of my favorite stargazing locations for one of the most active meteor showers of the year and it certainly didn't disappoint. The protected night skies in Jasper really make for the perfect stargazing locations. Having a photo of mine from Jasper being represented on the NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day site really means a lot to me. This is the fifth time an image of mine has received the honor of being selected as the APOD.
Each day Astrophysicist and Staff Scientist Dr. Jerry T. Bonell and Astronomer and Astrophysicist Dr. Robert J. Nemiroff select a new image or photograph to be featured on the NASA APOD site and provide a brief explanation as well. I would like to extend a very big thank you to them for the continued hard work they put in to the site.
I shot this photo while working with Travel Alberta and Jeff Bartlett on a timelapse that will show off the incredible dark skies across Alberta, Canada.
The photo was taken with a Sony A7RII using the Sigma 14mm f1.8 ART lens w/Induro GTT104 Tripod
10 sec exposure | ISO 3200 | f1.8
Edited on a Dell XPS 15
You can view my previously selected images here: