Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way and Stone Tree
Posted on 04/29/2013 7:22:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: What's that next to the Milky Way? An unusual natural rock formation known as Roque Cinchado or Stone Tree found on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. A famous icon, Roque Cinchado is likely a dense plug of cooled volcanic magma that remains after softer surrounding rock eroded away. Majestically, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible arcing across the right of the above seven image panoramic mosaic taken during the summer of 2010. On the far right is the Teide volcano complete with a lenticular cloud hovering near its peak.
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[Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias)]
Terrestrial shot, but the large one is nice.Follow APOD on:
Oh my gosh, I am mesmerized!!!
We were going to be the generation that made it to the stars. President Pee Wee Obama......the man has all the leadership of a mushroom.
I am nonplussed. These kinds of pictures are very nice, as pictures, but one would hope that the inspiration would be, “Stop looking at this picture and go outside and look at the sky!” ... because that is IT, man.
I hope this doesn’t sound stupid, but can you actually see the stars that clearly with the naked eye in an area with no light pollution, and little air pollution?
or is that mainly magnified by the camera?
You can’t see anything near that here in the midwest...
You have to get away from the light.
Exquisetly strange and beautiful.
I just want to sit on a chair in that location and WATCH the sky! Thanks, Sunky!
“Still I watch the sky, still I wonder why”
“Still I watch the sky, still I wonder why”.
That is beautiful, Lene... I hope you don’t mind if I borrow it from time to time. I don’t think anything makes me feel so small as the night sky! Hugs, Mom
Well, I am not Lene Lovich, so use away. You can find her old song from the late 70s on YouTube, performance art, be warned.
I went to Youtube... yes, you warned me. LOL!!! She was “out there”, wasn’t she?!
“She was out there, wasnt she?!”
Yes, but memorable still after all these years. I was a USN meteorologist and used that line often.