A “shooting star” of the Perseid Meteor Shower streaks the starry sky above Manzanita Lake in the Mount Lassen National Park, California. Note the rising stars of the constellation Taurus including the Pleiades star cluster (Seven Sisters) near the top and the V-figure of Taurus (the Bull’s face) below it. The brightest star in this image is Aldebaran (in the V-figure), the alpha star of Taurus, with eye-catching reflection on the calm waters. The name Aldebaran is from an Arabic word for “the follower”, because this bright star appears to follow the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters star cluster in the night sky. Aldebaran is also called the Bull’s Eye because of its striking orange color and its location as the eye of the bull in the constellation figure of Taurus.



comments (6)

  • wayne powell Reply

    Another beautiful TWAN image by Wally. Please explaine the orange glow, curious!
    Thanks for all the images…

    September 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm
  • Danijel Reply

    posnetek je enkraten vsee slike so čudovite

    September 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm
  • Danijel Reply

    recording is somehow unique pictures are beautiful

    September 22, 2010 at 5:23 am
  • Chris Kofitsas Reply


    September 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm
  • arcactQuabs Reply

    I don’t commonly comment but I gotta say appreciate it for the post on this perfect one : D.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:52 am
  • FOROUGH Reply

    its very beautiful.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

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