APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

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APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri May 17, 2013 4:08 am

Image The Waterfall and the World at Night

Explanation: Above this boreal landscape, the arc of the Milky Way and shimmering aurorae flow through the night. Like an echo, below them lies Iceland's spectacular Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Shining just below the Milky Way, bright Jupiter is included in the panoramic nightscape recorded on March 9. Faint and diffuse, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) appears immersed in the auroral glow. The digital stitch of four frames is a first place winner in the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance organized by The World at Night. An evocative record of the beauty of planet Earth's night sky, all the contest's winning entries are featured in this video.

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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by bystander » Fri May 17, 2013 4:47 am

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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri May 17, 2013 4:58 am

Beautiful! Wonderful composition! Orion Nebula and Bernard's Loop are quite noticeable.

Congratulations on a 1st Place win!!!

Be nice to have an annotated overlay of what is what...

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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by bystander » Fri May 17, 2013 12:47 pm

Boomer12k wrote:Be nice to have an annotated overlay of what is what...
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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by owlice » Fri May 17, 2013 1:21 pm

:puts Godafoss on the list for upcoming trip to Iceland:
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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by ta152h0 » Fri May 17, 2013 4:29 pm

This scene, and it it is a work of art, looks so similar to the scene at Grand Coulee dam as seen from Owl Creek park. And looks like it is in the same direction looking southerly.direction
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Re: APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Fri May 17, 2013 6:31 pm

ta152h0 wrote:This scene, and it it is a work of art, looks so similar to the scene at Grand Coulee dam as seen from Owl Creek park. And looks like it is in the same direction looking southerly.direction
This is a panoramic image stretching from Cancer in the southwest on the left through Cygnus in the northeast on the right. And a stunningly beautiful image image it is! Ó minn guðir!
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