The Poloniny national park is one of few places in Slovakia where people can observe the dark sky due to the lack of light pollution there.
This may be why The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decided to post a picture of the night sky in Slovakia on its website on August 12, the Poloniny national park wrote on Facebook.
The rare photo was taken by Petr Horálek during last year's Perseid Meteor Shower watched at the astronomical observatory on the Kolonica Saddle in the district of Snina, eastern Slovakia.
Astronomy Picture of the Day is a project run by NASA that features a new picture of the universe every day.
13. Aug 2019 at 21:44 | Compiled by Spectator staff