"Quando contemplo os teus céus, obra dos teus dedos, e a lua e as estrelas que estabeleceste, que é o homem, que dele te lembres? E o filho do homem, que o visites?" Salmos 8:3-4
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Milky Way, bright Venus, and the faint misty Zodiacal Light, like a cone-shaped band coming out of the horizon. When you travel to dark locations, far from city light in a moonless night look for this diffuse glow after dusk or before dawn, best in March-April evenings and Sep-Oct mornings, or in low latitudes and equatorial region all year. It is the sunlight reflected from asteroid dust particles in the solar system. From Earth it is seen along the ecliptic, the orbital path of the Sun, Moon and planets in the sky.
This was in 2014 at the southern edge of Atacama Desert in Chile, on imaging assignment for European Southern Observatory @esoastronomy. Find more examples of the Zodiacal Light on The World at Night project @twanight and twanight.org/search
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It isn't quite milky way season in Nova Scotia yet, but I decided to try anyway. This picture was taken at 4am. It started as a 8 vertical shot pano. After cropping and processing it is a lot smaller than the original. My goal is to try and capture the full arch this spring. I think it is worth trying again, but I need a better location. Any suggestions?