An uncommon view of the ecliptic: Moon, Venus, and Jupiter, in a gorgeous alignment just before sunrise on the very last day of 2018. Mercury was there also, but did not get captured by my Iphone camera against the light of dawn peeking above the slope of the Mona Kea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
This is a striking time exposure shot that includes the Milky Way and a Lightning Storm. From the photographer: “Here it is! Friday nights lightning storm over Batchawana Bay. I’ve been wanting to shoot an image like this for a really long time. So happy everything came together for this”!
May 19th, 2011 Stars of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) constellation over a cumulounimbus cloud with some lightning. Taken with a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 camera, 30 sec. exposure, ISO-80. Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela. Image by Henry Mendt
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