Saturday, February 03, 2007

Alborz Mountains in Moonlight

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Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi
Explanation: On January 25th, light from a first quarter Moon illuminated this dreamlike landscape looking across the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Alborz Mountain Range in northern Iran. The stunning sky is filled with stars, including the yellow-tinged Betelgeuse at the shoulder of Orion. Sirius, alpha star of Canis Major and the brightest star in planet Earth's night, stands above and left of picture center. The eerie glow along the Haraz valley in the foreground is light from cars traveling a highway leading from Tehran to the Caspian Sea.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

If George drops nukes on Iran, this scene might well be common across the earth (except for the travelling cars). Cheers!