Easter Island Starry Night

By: Stephane Guisard


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Easter Island - Chile

Date: September 2009

This dramatic scene definitely inspired ancient residents of the Easter Island as it amaze us today. The second brightest star of our night sky, Canopus, shines besides Our galactic dwarf neighbors, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Silhouetted against the starry sky of this isolated Pacific Ocean island, are large statues, or locally called Moais, remained from 13th to 15th century. This world-famous set of statues is known as Ahu Tongariki or 15 Moais in the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) National Park, a well deserved World Heritage Site. Stephane Guisard -

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