Southern Sky in Virtual Reality

By: Stephane Guisard


Region: Americas

Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile


This all sky view made in virtual reality video displays a dark starry night in Atacama Desert of Chile as it was viewed by the TWAN photographer. Allow few moments for the video to loads. To see the all-sky single image of this scene click here. The stunning Milky Way of southern sky arcs above the large and small Magellanic Clouds (two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way) as seen from near Cerro Paranal mountain in Chile, one of the world's best sites for astronomical observations and the location for the Very Large Telescope array. The white-yellow glow stretched above the Paranal mountain is the zodiacal light or the faint sunlight reflection from dust particles in the solar system. Left to zodiacal light, near to the bright star Sirius, find a captured meteor or shooting star. To recognize all the constellations in this scene visit the labeled version of the video. Stephane Guisard -

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