Turning Night Into Day

Turning night into day could be the title of this image. One might not believe that this is a single shot taken in the middle of the night around 2:00 am. What makes the overall scene so light is the waning gibbous moon which illuminates the whole. A longtime exposure of 20 sec. and Iso 6400 then turns night into day. The stars are still quite visible and the high clouds add some dramatic effect to the moonlit sight. There have also been a lots of meteorites due to the Geminid shower which occurred this week and had it´s maximum yesterday ( I´ve noticed about 30 of them). You may notice two of them  in the image – one is above Jupiter (the bright spot just  above the tall trees) at roughly 12:30, and the second is about 11:oo o´clock. Above that falling star lies the open star cluster of the Pleiades or M 45 and to the left of  them are the Hyades, another open star cluster. The bright star at top middle is Capella of the constellation of Auriga. Also around are Perseus, Taurus, Aries, Triangulum and parts of Cetus, Orion and Eridanus. Enjoy!


Light as day, but taken at night (click for enlargement and press F11 for a better view)


“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.”
Blaise Pascal, French Philosopher, 1623-1662

1 thought on “Turning Night Into Day

  1. Werner Priller Post author

    Hi Tle, Indranil, Michelle, xandimusic and sunsetseasou for liking the post!
    I appreciate that very much;)

    have a nice weekend! Werner


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