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Winter Sky above Turkey

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Elmali - Turkey

Date: 2010 March 16

The winter Milky Way (as seen in the northern hemisphere) is photographed above a dam in Turkey. Extended above the snow-covered mountains is the zodiacal light (sunlight reflected from dust in the Solar System plane). As noted by the photographer "Caybogazi Dam in the foreground is located in Gombe near Elmali. The snow capped Akdag Peak is one of the highest places in Toros Mountains at 3017 meters high. The water in the reservoir is for irrigating the apple orchards and in fact Elmali means the home of apples." Tunc Tezel

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