Falling Star of August

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Middle East

Site: Alborz Mountains - Iran

Date: 2008 August 13

As seen on National Geographic News when the morning twilight begins to brighten the sky a Perseid meteor streaks near constellation Orion as seen from this high altitude location (3000 meters high) in Alborz Mountains of Iran. Light of a small mountainous is visible in the valley. See this meteor in a similar view with star trails in the sky. Babak Tafreshi/

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