Setting Stars above Alborz

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Mount Damavand - Iran

Date: January 2009


Stars set behind Mount Damavand in Iran while the Moon illuminates the slopes of Alborz Mountains. The brightest trail is made by planet Venus, setting in the light dome of Tehran. Damavand is one of the most spectacular live volcanoes on the Earth at top altitude of 5610 meters. It has been a legendary mountain in Persian culture. Amir Abolfath -

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