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#923240 - 09/20/17 06:18 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Love it. It will be my next wallpaper.
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#923760 - 10/15/17 10:28 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Almost all of us could look up into the night sky for decades and we wouldn't see anything as marvelous as the Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles. That's because most of us don't live in Australia - and those that do don't hang around in this part of Western Australia. But - WOW! - what a picture.

This photo was taken in Nambung National Park. The spires are made of limestone (rock formed from ancient sea shells). Arching across the sky is our own Milky Way Galaxy, seen edge on. Rising from the horizon near the center of the picture is zodiacal light. That's sunlight reflected by interplanetary dust grains. You can also see Jupiter and Saturn and a few bright stars.

Here is an annotated version of Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles if you want to identify the stars and planets.

Image Credit & Copyright: Jingyi Zhang
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#923762 - 10/15/17 11:30 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Incredible. and a dark sky and no light pollution.


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#923769 - 10/16/17 02:10 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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I am looking forward to my upcoming trip to Patagonia for a number of reasons, but the dark sky is certainly one of them!
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#923776 - 10/16/17 09:02 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Korie, wow! Patagonia. Sounds wonderful. Did you know that there are Welsh settlements there (primarily Y Wladfa)? Though the younger folk have moved away from the language, there are still a few thousand people people who can speak it. And of course many people have names like Rodrigo Jones or Alicia Edwards.

And sigh . . . the dark skies. Be sure to tell us about the trip when you go!
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#923961 - 10/24/17 07:40 AM Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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You might see the Milky Way in a fabulous night sky from many dark sky sites.

But the blue glow of the sea in this picture is rare - it's bioluminescence in the waters. Photographer Jeffrey Berkes wrote to Space.com
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On my previous trips I never saw any sign bioluminescence in the waters, but nature likes to surprise you some times and let me tell you I was in awe!

The photo was taken from Cannon Beach in Oregon around the Haystack Rock Bird Sanctuary.

Credit: Jeffrey Berkes
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