Morning Light of Haleakala
Morning light and the Milky Way rise over the rim of the Haleakala Crater; a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Notable in the middle of the image is the Milky Way central bulge and the constellation Scorpius together with the red bright star Antares at the Scorpion’s heart. At the image right side the two bright stars Alpha and Betta in Centaurus are recognizable (Alpha Centauri is the closest notable star to our sun). To their right is the small but prominent southern constellation Crux or the Southern Cross, rising few degrees above the horizon of this low northern latitude location.