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Smith Rock Total Eclipse

Total solar eclipse of 2017 August 21 above rock formations and the Crooked River in the Smith Rock State Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stratosphere Eclipse View

The view through the windows of a jet, 45000 ft high, during the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




First Glimpse to the Great American Eclipse

Flying some 400km off the coast of Oregon above the Pacific Ocean, this was the view to the totality.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starship Enterprise

Almost like Starship Enterprise passing in front of the moon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Road Trip

Green aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, appears above our car on a road trip in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Second of Northern Lights

Northern Lights were so bright that my exposure for this image was only a second.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Belem Tower

The iconic landmark of Lisbon, the Belém Tower, at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Time Traveler

We will copy ourselves in time and bodies in a not too distant future.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions of Other Worlds

Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Skyline Moonset

The crescent moon sets in this telephoto images of Boston skyline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Koyaanisqatsi

A single-exposure image on the first night of the year from Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Acacia Caress

A beautifully curved acacia tree in a starry night of Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Teide Night Exposure

Time-exposure image of star trails around the North Celestial Pole over Mount Teide volcano in the Canaries.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Whitewater and Green Aurora

The rapids was roaring more than daytime as our sense of hearing is often stronger at darkness.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lighthouse Fisheye

A moonlit night at a lighthouse not too far from Sydney.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Pele in the Distance

Thunderstorm rages against pitch-black starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit in Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




We Are All Stardust

A black&white image of Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fireball

Immensely bright fireball streaks the sky above Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




El Capitan Shooting Star

The peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Moonset & Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Story of Civilization

A Meteor of Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Space, Our Origin & Future

A man standing inside a gorge under the summer Milky Way, Alabama Hills, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spaceship Earth

Planet Earth, a rotating cradle, a tiny fragile home to billions of life form in the space ocean.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorado River in Evening Twilight

Stars emerge from the evening twilight in a partly cloudy night of the Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Worlds Apart

The full moon rising. The Lynn Shore drive near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Seagull Dream

The full moon rising, from Boston NorthShore, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coal-fired Power Station at Night

Star trails appear in a time exposure image of Navajo Generation Station near page, northern Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations Above Himalayas

Autumn constellations Andromeda, Perseus, and Auriga above the Himalayas.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky and Cactus Forest

Stars in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile, above a cactus forest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Mysteries

Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Cosmos

Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Technology Abstract

Long-exposure image with a moving camera has captured an abstract picture of ALMA radio telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Shooting Star

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing with a Large Telescope

Self-portrait image of the photographer observing the night sky through a large Newtonian telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New England Stargazing

Stargazing, one of the most enjoyable hobbies!
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rigel and Orion Nebula

Bright star Rigel and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Hunter

Orion, the Hunter rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Silent Night of Himalayas

A dark starry night over a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light on the Himalayas

Starry sky and the zodiacal light above a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas on the main trek to Everest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bristlecone Fulldome

Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Freedom

In the era to conquer the mysteries of the universe, still more than half of the world are fighting for freedom.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets in a Winter Morning

On this morning twilight winterscape of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle is formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Twilight Winterscape

On this frozen morning twilight the winterscape appears with the moon and planets Venus and Mercury, just before disappearing in the dawn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Solstice Strawberry Moon

The rising moon in June, reddened by the ocean haze, does actually look like strawberry!
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise by Day & Night

Of all the stargazing destinations I have been to, La Palma has been the most favorite.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Altiplano Night

The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way in Moonlight

The moon, morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the Milky Way in this nightscape over Oman Grand Canyon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Easter Full Moon Above Boston

Panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River with the spring-announcing full Moon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Fine Art

Black & white image of Aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in northern Norway.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions Upon Billions of Stars

The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Arms of the Milky Way

The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dark Sun over Ternate

A dark Sun hangs in the clearing sky over a volcanic planet in this skycape during March 2016 solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Poplar Night

Time-exposure image of star trails above poplar trees in the Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Thunderstorm & the Galaxy

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Evening Show

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Veils

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Valley of Stars

Orion and bright star Capella above a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Sky

The summer Milky Way over an ancient pine tree forest in Cedar Breaks National Monument, southern Utah.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky of Ancient Pines

This fisheye view from Utah has captured the moment of moonrise where the sky begins to brighten in blue.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy on the Shoulder of Grand Teton

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Name a Better Hobby

Astronomy is one of the most enjoyable hobbies world-wide.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Extreme Weather

Star trails in a closeup view of lightnings and a storm cloud during a summer evening of Maui, ‪‎Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Stars

A ‪starry‬ night at the shore of Southern Ocean in ‎Australia‬. The next landmass across this ocean is Antarctica.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Valley of the Moon

The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars on Mauna Kea

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Nebula Rising

A single-exposure image of Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with 3 stars of Orion Belt.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Laser Show

The observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, is recognized a world's premier astronomical research facility.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine & Smoking Giant

The new moon with the Earthshine above a towering Cumulus cloud.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Full Glory

Atmospheric phenomenon known as the Glory, seen together with a full circle fogbow on a rare occasion.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet & the Dish

Comet PanSTARRS C/2014 Q1 and the crescent moon above the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Autumn Night Near Boston

Time exposure image of floating autumn leaves following a stream on a pond near Boston, New England.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Drive to the Center of the Galaxy

How long is a drive to center of the Galaxy? If you keep going at a highway speed, it takes 300 billion years!
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Nambung Night Sky

The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, Chapel, and Stars

Tuscany at night with stars above a historic chapel, an old well, and iconic Cypress trees of the area.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Vatican New Moon

The thin crescent new moon above Vatican, seen from Rome.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Typical Italian Face

Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pleiades Telescope

The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, seen above Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky is My Second Home

A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Celestial Beacons

These two celestial beacons are Venus and Jupiter coupled in a close celestial conjunction at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Delights for City Dwellers

Venus and Jupiter are coupled over Boston. There are many sky delights even for city dwellers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurid Fireball

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing in Honolulu

Public stargazing in Honolulu, Hawaii. People stand behind a large dobsonian telescope by the local amateur astronomy club.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Storm

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Uluru

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Colorful Night of Iceland

The northern lights appear in all colors above an iconic natural landmark of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Aurora

Aurora borealis burst into a bright crown above an icewall, a frozen water cascade, in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Germany

The Milky Way in the fading evening twilight over a misty forest meadow near Lich, central Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Astronomer, Without Borders

Mike Simmons, the founder of Astronomers Without Borders, photographed at a starparty in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle by Night

Cochem castle and Moselle river at night from the town of Cochem, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Pioneering Telescope

Ultra wide-angle panoramic view of the night sky above the 60-inch telescope on Mt Wilson Observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree View Inside Mt Wilson Observatory

360-degree panoramic view from inside the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Glancing at the Sky Through a Giant Telescope

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Century of Exploration

Fish-eye image of the 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Surreal Night Sky Panorama

Time-exposure 360-degree panorama has captured nearly the entire sky over La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Valley at the Break of Dawn

Planet Venus in the morning sky above Yosemite valley, California. Bright star Arcturus is near the center.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alqueva Stargazers

Stargazers enjoy a moonlit night in nature, Alentejo, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Our View to the Galaxy

The Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of 5,000 meters on in the Chilean Andes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Licancabur Volcano at Night

Licancabur volcano at night. Night view across a group of ice penitentes on a plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the Cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station Above Munich

The historic central square of Munich in a fisheye view at night with the International Space Station crossing the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Framed by the Trees

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Marbles

Artistic presentation of an aurora outburst includes over 600 fisheye images taken during 2 hours.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Sets Behind Windmills

The full moon sets behind two historic windmills on the island of Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wolf Moon

Two windmills squat beneath the first full moon after the winter solstice, called a wolf moon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Windmill`s Moon

Photographed from the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, this bright Full Moon rose at sunset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lisbon at Night

The Moon corona appears above the Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tajinaste Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Planet Earth

A long exposure image has captured star trails (the sky motion) over the cloud-filled Caldera de la Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tenerife Nightscape

Teide volcano on Tenerife at night. A full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) appears in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Counting Stars by the Ocean

The arc of the Milky Way, from Cygnus to Scorpius, rises above the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise in Twilight

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife's high altitude areas on the slopes of Teide volcano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Ahuramazda

Stars of constellation Leo, Venus and Saturn shine onset of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope in Action

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. The fisheye view has captured the telescope in action during astronomical observation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring Starlight

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Arizona

The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Small Magellanic Cloud and Acacia Tree

The Small Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Telescopes and the Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over large research telescopes on the top of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Canyon

The Milky Way above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Swan

The northern lights or aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea near Tromso, northern Norway.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake of Fire

The Milky Way over the Lake of Fire (Lagoa_do_Fogo) in the Sao Miguel island of Portugal, Azores.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Light Pollution and the Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch, rising over the Lake of Fire in the Sao Miguel island of Azores.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Azores

The Milky Way over the Furnas crater lake in the Sao Miguel island of Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Our World of Shades and Silhouette

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Middle of the Sky

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Break of Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins in Wyoming

Evening twilight fades to a starry night above the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Sky Above Grand Teton

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Around the South Pole in Atacama

A time-exposure image captured star trails around the south celestial pole over the Atacama Desert in Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Zodiacal Man

The Milky Way, Venus, and zodiacal light above the southern Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars above a Flower Field in Germany

Night Sky above a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Flower Field Star Trails

A time exposure image captured star trails over a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Moon and the Schwerin Palace

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at dusk. The first quarter moon appears through the clouds.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Stars over Northern Germany

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at night. Constellation Cassiopeia and the north star, Polaris, are above the castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Palace Star Trails

A time exposure image has captured star trails around the north celestial pole, over Schwerin Palace-Castle in the northeastern Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Early Morning at Yellowstone Lake

The Moon in the morning sky of the Yellowstone Lake (Wyoming, USA).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Canopus over the Ocean

A moonlit night in a pine forest of La Palma, Canary Islands. The southern star Canopus is near the horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Supernova Dream

The Milky Way and Venus over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova in the galaxy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at the Cradle of Humankind

The Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Carina Nebula above Sibiloi National park, Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The View From on High

The Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes 5,000 meters above sea level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Meets Desert Sky

Our Milky Way galaxy gleams in all its splendor, as seen from La Silla observatory in Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Giant Telescope and Large Magelanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud above one of the VLT telescopes on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Nebula and the Horsehead

Nebulae in constellation Orion are photographed in a singe exposure telephoto image from the Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reaching for the Stars

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the dark and transparent sky of Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stunning Night Sky of Atacama Desert

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way above Cerro Paranal

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Carina Nebula and the Very Large Telescope

The Carina Nebula is photographed above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Drive

The southern sky is photographed in the morning twilight above a road approaching Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Moon and Spectacular Milky Way

A total lunar eclipse in the crystal clear night sky of La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Milky Way Dawn

Milky Way's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Cross and Carina Nebula over Kilimanjaro

At the break of dawn the southern Milky Way, the Southern Cross, and Carina Nebula are photographed over Kilimanjaro.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dormant but Alive

Night sky over Mount Damavand; the highest peak in the Middle East, a spectacular volcano that reaches 5610 meters high.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Road to the Galaxy

The summer Milky Way over a road in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. In the sky are the 3 bright stars of the Summer Triangle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Triangle over Yellowstone

The Milky Way in the morning twilight over the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Moon and bright star Capella appear in the morning twilight over Yellowstone Lake and a deep geothermal pool of a hot spring.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Milky Way

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Yellowstone

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls at Dawn

Morning twilight over Yellowstone. Stars in the constellation Sagittarius appear in the Milky Way on the right of this telephoto image.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Milky Way over the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Geysers Basin

The Moon in the morning sky of the Yellowstone Lake. In the foreground is a basin of several geysers and geothermal pools.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Polaris and Prehistoric Art

Northern sky rotates around Polaris, the North Star, as photographed in a long exposure image from prehistoric rock art site in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Canaries by Moonlight

Moonlight on the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Bright star Sirius and Mt. Teide in Tenerife are on the right.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Mount Teide

Moonlight illuminates the Atlantic Ocean as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, appears on the right.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini Summer Evening

The Moon and Venus shine in the dusk over Santorini island, Greece. A Mediterranean cruise ship is passing the island.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Fira

The Milky Way appears in an exceptional starry summer night of Fira, the main town of Santorini island, Greece.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Me, moon, and the Milky Way. The most charming companions in this peaceful Mediterranean summer evening.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Clouds

The southern Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds appear through passing clouds over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli, Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini by Candles

An exceptional night view of Oia, a town of Santorini island, Greece.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Land of Roaring Waters and Dazzling Sky

The summer Milky Way appears dazzling in dark starry sky of the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Kilimanjaro

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Life under Stars

Balsam Spurge, a plant distributed from Arabian Peninsula to Sahara and Canary Islands appear under stars in La Palma, Canaries.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




How Many Stars Are There?

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Peace under Stars

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Autumn Night of Sierra Nevada

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Hides a World But Reveals a Universe

Night Hides A World But Reveals a Universe." A Persian proverb. The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening twilight over Lake Turkana, northern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Where the Night Sky and Nature Merge

The unrivaled beauty of the Milky Way far from city lights. Night sky is an essential element of our nature, a heritage to preserve for all livings.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Twins over Himalayas

In a moonlit night of the World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus and the Zodiacal Light

The morning twilight, zodiacal light, and Venus over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Maine Nightscape

The night sky in a panoramic view over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States, from the historic Pemaquid Point Light.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




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