Feeling the Night

By: Laurent Laveder


Region: Europe

Site: Brittany - France

Date: July 2008

A 360-degree night panorama from the coast of Atlantic Ocean (the Bay of Biscay) in Brittany of France. While light pollution of nearby cities erased the stars in the central part of the image, the magnificent band of our home galaxy, the Milky Way stretched to the both sides. Also notable in the image is the light of bright planet Jupiter reflecting on the Atlantic waters. A dim reflection of the Milky Way central part (to the right of Jupiter is also visible). To experience this night as it was seen by the photographer click on this link, set your browser at full screen viewing mode and allow few moments so the QuickTime video loads. It takes you to the center of this starry scene in Brittany! Laurent Laveder/

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