Moonlit night of Taj Mahal

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Asia

Site: Taj Mahal - India

Date: April 2007

Winter stars from Sirius at top right to Canopus near the horizon, over Yamuna rover and Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site that is one of the best known historic monuments in the world. Located in Agra, India, Taj Mahal is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. It was built by King Shah Jahan in the mid-17th century as the tomb of his beloved Persian wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Babak Tafreshi/

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