14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A shooting star passes by as the Milky Way sets over the Sonoran desert
The Sonoran desert is home to many varieties of cacti. Saguaros and prickly pear are two of the most common. On clear summer nights the stars are easy to see due to minimal light pollution.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m.