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Under the Northwest Sky

Meteors and the Milky Way over Mount Rainier.

I know much more about this month’s cover picture than I did about the previous cover. Photographer Matthew Dieterich captured this image just a few weeks ago near Mt. Rainier in my home state of Washington. I wish I had known he would be practicing his skills so near my home. I would have enjoyed meeting him. However, he’s probably already back home in Pittsburgh.

In addition to the mountain, several meteors of the recent Perseid shower are visible, along with one band of the Milky Way galaxy arcing over the snow-covered peak. Clearly, Matthew is a very talented man.  

You can learn more about Matthew Dieterich on his Website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

Find previous cover pictures here.