Starry Night of Shira Plateau

By: Kwon O Chul


Region: Africa

Site: Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania

Date: July 2010


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Timelapse video of the Milky Way and sky in motion from near the equator in Tanzania. From dark and transparent locations such as high altitude slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa the Milky Way appears stunningly beautiful in the starry sky, while there is no sign of it in urban skies. The central bulge (the brightest region) of the Milky Way toward the constellation Scorpius and Sagittarius stands high above Kilimanjaro in this view. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano and the highest mountain in Africa located near the northern border of Tanzania with Kenya. The summit of Kibo (5893 m) is visible in this image.

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