From the photographer: "Raining season in the tropics makes it really difficult for an astrophotographer to chase the stars. After 3 days of rain this afternoon I was able to see the sun. I prepared my equipment and chase the clear sky to photograph a celestial conjunction. I was very impressed to document the erupting Volcán de Fuego under the stars that evening. That moment I felt like living in a Jurassic epoch.
I think the clouds made this image more interesting. The atmosphere condition allowed me to capture the lovely conjunction of Moon and Saturn (to its lower left) with an amazing Lunar Corona. But that was not all. Volcán de Fuego was erupting at that moment. It is an active volcano. However, I was very lucky to capture the image at the moment of an explosion. The star above the volcano is Alpha Herculis, before setting.
The Lunar Corona and Conjunction is an HDR to improve dynamic range. The ground is an spinach planting. The green ground was lovely under this moonlight."
Technical Details: Conjunction and Corona, HDR / 3 images total
Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoņer
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Lunar Corona |
Volcán de Fuego |