Image Credit: Jack Fusco

As we prepare for the 2014 Perseid meteor shower coming later this week, at the same time last year, Jack Fusco — an extremely talented photographer with an extensive body of work — was parked outside with his camera, hoping to capture falling stars as they passed him by. Photographing them wasn't an easy task though, as, according to Jack, the conditions varied throughout the night at his location in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Even then, Mr. Fusco managed to take some amazing pictures, this being one of them.

Pictured near the right edge center, you can see a single Perseid meteor blazing across the night sky. In addition, the moon makes an appearance to the left of the observer's head. Below the Moon, you can see Venus, and above it, you can see Jupiter. The cluster of stars above Jupiter is none other than the Pleiades star cluster. Then, slightly below Jupiter to the right, you can make out Aldebaran, which is one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Furthermore, slightly to the right of the observer's foot and the chair, you can make out the constellation of Orion, along with his iconic belt.

You can find Jack Fusco’s facebook page here, or visit his website here.


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