The Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand. Mount John University Observatory, New Zealand’s premier astronomical observatory, is situated near the lake and with support of New Zealand government the starry sky of the lake is considered site for UNESCO Starlight Reserve initiative; a new approach to preserve the dark sites as a World Heritage. To see a day-time panoramic view of the lake click the second photo.



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  • Eva Reply

    Beautiful. It is so difficult to capture the night sky in a photograph and impossible to describe to Northern Hemisphere residents. Thank you for the great effort.

    April 24, 2015 at 2:53 am

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