In the morning twilight of Alborz Mountains in Iran, the Milky Way is visible above southwest where the light of a nearby town brightens the horizon. The Moon and planet Jupiter are on the other side above the eastern horizon. During this 4 minute total exposure the International Space Station (ISS) with its three resident astronauts passes over the photographer at altitude of about 400 km. The light from the station is reflection of sunlight from its surface and the solar panels. © Babak Tafreshi



comments (5)

  • ali bababagi Reply

    i am in iran & alborz montain is the bigest in iran

    July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am
  • Alireza Hassani Reply

    Milky Way and full moon. It is great!
    Did you use a single camera or your both?

    September 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    This is a crescent moon in the morning sky, with the Full Moon the Milky Way won’t be visible like this. This is with one camera.

    September 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
  • Alireza Hassani Reply

    Really, but I think in 2011 jun 16 moon was full!

    September 7, 2011 at 10:00 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    You’re right! The date needs a correction, it is 2011 May 27.

    September 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

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