starry-sky

The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above Uluru/Ayers Rock in this striking night skyscape. Recorded on July 13, a faint airglow along the horizon shows off central Australia’s most recognizable landform in silhouette. Of course the Milky Way’s own cosmic dust clouds appear in silhouette too, dark rifts along the galaxy’s faint congeries of stars. Above the central bulge, rivers of cosmic dust converge on a bright yellowish supergiant star Antares. Left of Antares, wandering Saturn shines in the night.

I love this place (Uluru)… Is so magical, I love Aborigines as well! ❤

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Starry Skies by Mikko Lagerstedt

Self-taught Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt loves to capture atmospheric and simplistic landscapes at night, which reveal the beauty of the open sky and nature’s scenery. Lagerstedt’s starry sky images reveal the grandiosity of nature in an isolated setting, where only the stars are Earth’s companions. 

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Hypnotic Photographs of the Milky Way Over Yellowstone National Park

After a storm passed through Yellowstone National Park, astrophotographer David Lane captured the stunning beauty of the Milky Way covered sky above the Abyss Pool region. Although the photographs were taken at night, the illuminating beauty from the Milky Way gave the landscape sufficient light and a magical element to deliver this stunning sight. This natural phenomenon is defined as an airglow impedes the sky from becoming completely dark. To assure that the images match the park’s vision during the day time, Lane spent four extra months on color correcting his collection.