Pesquisar neste blogue

terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2017

Astronomy picture of the day - 2017 January 10 - Sentinels of a Northern Sky

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download
 the highest resolution version available.
Sentinels of a Northern Sky 
Image Credit & Copyright: Pierre Destribats
Explanation: Who guards the north? The featured picture was taken last March in Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow. Surreal landscapes sometimes result, where white alien-looking sentinels seem to patrol the landscape. In actuality though, the aliens are snow-covered trees, and the red hut they seem to be guarding is an outhouse. Far in the distance, behind this uncommon Earthly vista, is a beautiful night sky which includes a green aurora, bright stars, and streaks of orbiting satellites. Of course, in the spring, the trees thaw and Lapland looks much different.

Sem comentários: