A Starry Night of Fira

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Europe

Site: Santorini - Greece

Date: August 2013

The Milky Way appears in an exceptional starry summer night over Fira, the main town of Santorini island, Greece. The island is known with its postcard iconic views of the cliff-top towns at the edge of Santorini caldera in the southern Aegean Sea. But the view at night is dominated by thousands of lights in this tourist hotspot. This image is made during a major black-out of Santorini in August 2013 due to fire in the main power station. Lights of candles in a neighboring guest house illuminate this scene. Projectors of a fishing boat in the sea appear prominently. Lights of the islands that present the other remaining side of the caldera appear on the right. The sky stars of the Summer Triangle are in the middle-top. Babak Tafreshi,

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