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Star Trails over Tenerife

By: Juan Carlos Casado

 

Region: Europe

Site: Tenerife - Spain

Date: February 2012

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A long exposure photo sequence with an ultra wide-angle lens has captured nearly an entire night over the Teide Observatory on the high slopes of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands. The Earth rotation appears in form of the rotating sky above us. Long exposure night-time images capture this motion in form of star trails around the celestial poles. Here the north celestial pole is on the left, marked by star Polaris, only a degree away from the north direction of the Earth rotation axis. On the right end star trails over the southern horizon are curved around the southern celestial pole (under the horizon of this northern hemisphere location). Juan Carlos Casado, Starryearth.com

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