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Meteor show away from city lights

This exposure was made at high sensitivity (ISO 3200) with the lens aperture wide open to let in as much light as possible (f 2.8), and with the shutter held open for 15 second increments.
This exposure was made at high sensitivity (ISO 3200) with the lens aperture wide open to let in as much light as possible (f 2.8), and with the shutter held open for 15 second increments. rbenton@sacbee.com

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid shower, seen Friday in Amador County.

The light show occurs as Earth passes through a cloud of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The streaks of light from meteors are relatively faint.

At its peak, the meteor shower had 200 “shooting stars” per hour.

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