“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
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).”
Circumpolar startrail image made by a multi-hour exposure from above Mount Norikura. As noted by the photographer “I saw the wonderful starry sky on the Yari-Hodaka mountain range this night. Stars were dancing in the north sky.