Time-lapse video: sky in motion above Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa during a complete night of July. In the early evening the Moon and aligned planets Venus, Mars, and Saturn set above the Kilimanjaro in the glow of zodiacal light. The red and green airglow are active through the night along the horizon. After the midnight the Milky Way’s bright central bulge stands above the mountain when a spectacular fireball and then another bright meteor appear above the peak. Note the the climbing lights on the mountain from groups of mountaineers trying to reach the peak by the morning. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano and the highest mountain in Africa located near the northern border of Tanzania with Kenya. The summit of Kibo (5893 m) is visible in this image.



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  • Marcel Reply

    Awesome… Congratulations !!!

    October 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm
  • Bernadette Reply

    That is breathtaking!

    December 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm
  • Cindy Lou Reply

    Your work is absolutely stunning. I would love to see the meteors in real time and in person, it would be awesome!

    June 9, 2011 at 1:10 am
  • nacer Reply

    best photo

    October 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

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