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Stars of Mount Fuji

By: Shingo Takei

 

Region: Asia

Site: Mount Fuji - Japan

 

Winter constellations from Taurus (right) to Orion (center) and Canis Major (left) with the dazzling star Sirius line above the symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji, the world-known natural symbol of Japan. The volcano, that last erupted about 300 years ago, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m and one of the country's "Three Holy Mountains". Mt. Fuji is just west of Tokyo and near the Pacific coast. This winter night image is taken from Yamanakako village of Yamanashi prefecture. Shingo Takei/Takeishingo.com

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