Sirius Above the Lights

By: Jeff Dai


Region: Asia

Site: Sichuan - China

Spot: Mount Gongga

Date: March 2020

Above the lights, scattered by passing clouds, is Sirius, the brightest star in our night sky, and the rest of constellation Canis Major (Great Dog), setting in the southwest. At the distance of 8 light years away Sirius is in the galactic neighborhood of our sun. On the horizon is a hill of Mani stones (a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism). The TWAN photographer was at 4000 meters elevation in Mount Gongga region in Sichuan.

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