Sky From the Equator

By: Kwon O Chul

 

Region: Africa

Site: Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania

Date: July 2010

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As seen on National Geographic News this long exposure image, made during a complete night by a custom made panoramic film camera, has captured the startrails around the south celestial pole. The equatorial region is the only place on the Earth that the celestial poles are located right at the horizon. TWAN photographer Kwon O Chul was very close to the equator on high altitude slopes of Mount Kimilmanjaro in Tanzania when shooting this image. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano and the highest mountain in Africa. Kwon, O Chul - AstroKorea.com/kwon572

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