NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: Shooting stars over Slovakia

Photo: Petr Horálek, NASA / ČT24

Czech astrophotographer Petr Horálek from the University of Opava was selected for NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day for his photograph “Seven Years of Halley Dust”. The photograph is a composite of the biannual Orionid meteor shower caused by the famous Halley’s Comet, captured each year between 2015 through 2022. In the foreground, one can see the mountains in eastern Slovakia near the city of Prešov.