Light Pollution Scenery

By: Miguel Claro


Arrabida Mountains, Setubal, Portugal

2011 November 17


From the photographer: "This image was taken about 30km away from Lisbon, 300 meters high in the Arrabida Mountain Range, facing northwest. In the image we can see the huge amount of light pollution coming from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, as well a lot of air trafic. But above the sky there are persistent stars and constellations that still shine in the orange sky. Are they: Aquila, Delphinus, Sagitta, Vulpecula, Cygnus, Lyra, Draco, Ursa Minor. The main star trail at the left edge is the star Altair. Near the horizon in the middle of the image we can see the star Vega and above it, Deneb. In the right top corner are the trails of Pherkad and Kocab (from Ursa Minor), their curved trails being closer to the north celestial pole."
Miguel Claro -

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