Posts tagged "Star trails"
Stars trail around the north celestial pole (with Polaris or the North Star near the center) as photographed from inside Roodafshan cave in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
With a magnificent entrance hall of 168 m length, 94 m width and 40 m high it is the biggest known cave chamber in Iran. - Amir Abolfath
The Passage of Time over Saarlouis
Stars trails around the north celestial pole in a time-exposure image that has captured the rotating sky (the effect of the Earth rotation).
The north star Polaris appear closest to the pole. On the Earth is the old water ditch around the fortification of Saarlouis, a historic town located at the river Saar in Germany, close to France.
Saarlouis fortress was built in 1680 by Vauban, famous military engineer who directed the building of many fortifications at the France important border points. - Gernot Meiser
Trails at the Farm
"This photo is taken at the Warkworth Satellite Station, New Zealand. You can see the South Celestial Pole and light pollution from Auckland." - Jason Brown
Star Trails over Thun Castle by Michele Lorenzini
“Winter stars trail over the Xarez Cromlech, in Monsaraz, Portugal. The location is a part of a Dark Sky Reserve area covering 3000sq km in southern Portugal. The Alqueva Dark Sky reserve is the first area in the world to be internationally certified as a Starlight Tourism Destination by the Starlight Foundation, supported by UNESCO, the World Tourism Organization, and the IAC.” — Miguel Claro
A Night in Alaska
Northern stars trail around the celestial pole in this long exposure photo sequence from Fairbanks, Alaska.
The night sky at this far north latitude is very often dominated by dancing aurora. TWAN photographer, leading an aurora viewing tour, has captured the motion of stars, northern lights, and his group in this image. — Yuichi Takasaka
The Moon and stars trail above Cáparra Roman city in the Extremadura region of Spain. As noted by the photographer:
”This city obtained the status of municipality in 74 DC for a decree of the emperor Vespasiano. The image shows the square-shaped arch, of four doors, unique in Spain, which was in the geographical center of this Roman city.
This arch was crossed by the Route of the Silver, an important Roman causeway that was crossing Spain (Hispania, in Roman) from north to south. The digiral startrail image is made of three hours of total exposure and shows the arch of the almost full Moon (below right) and the trail of Jupiter (on the central arch).”