Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Meteor and Moonbow over Wallaman Falls
Posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Which feature takes your breath away first in this encompassing panorama of land and sky? The competition is strong with a waterfall, meteor, starfield, and even a moonbow all vying for attention. It is interesting to first note, though, what can't be seen -- a rising moon on the other side of the camera. The bright moon not only illuminated this beautiful landscape in Queensland, Australia last June, but also created the beautiful moonbow seen in front of Wallaman Falls. Just above the ridge in the above image is the horizontal streak of an airplane. Toward the top of the frame is the downward streak of a bright meteor, a small pebble from across our Solar System that lit up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere. Well behind the meteor are numerous bright stars and nebula seen toward the center of our Galaxy. Finally, far in the background, is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy, running diagonally from the lower left to the upper right in the image but also circling the entire sky.
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That picture sooks so serene! Thanks for posting!
I want to live there
Just beautiful. I marvel at God’s beauty.
Thats lovely as a desktop...Thanks.
I like that one better than the quilt. LOL.
Stunning, Mr. Civilizations! Thank you, sweetie.
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