13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Perseid meteor shower flies over observatory

Cherry Springs State Park is popular with astronomers and stargazers for having "some of the darkest night skies on the east coast" of the United States. The sky at Cherry Springs State Park is so dark that the Milky Way can cast a shadow.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Jiang Ming