Glowworm Glowing in the Dead of Night

When the weather conditions are just right, glowworms come out at night at Kitt Peak National Observatory. This glowworm crossed the road in front of the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope as the last of the summer Milky Way sets behind the WIYN dome. Although only the tail end of the glowworm is bioluminescent, the glowworm appears as a streak over the 10 second  exposure, and the image shows how much distance it covered over the period of the exposure. 

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/R. T. Sparks

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Id:iotw2005a
Type:Photographic
Release date:Jan. 29, 2020, 3 a.m.
Size:4904 x 3421 px

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