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Uttarakhand Star Trails

By: Ajay Talwar

 

Region: Asia

Site: Uttarakhand - India

Date: 2013 March 10

In a dark starry night of Uttarakhand, a state in northern India, this time-exposure image has captured the rotating sky around the north celestial pole (caused by the rotation of the Earth). The North Star, Polaris, appears very close to the pole. On the Earth the Uttarakhand state tree (Rhododendron, and locally Buransh) appears in full bloom. Ajay Talwar

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