John's Nature Pictures


The very bright star is Sirius, the second brightest star in our sky.   Do you know what is the name of the brightest star??   The constellation of Orion has a lot of bright stars. It is behind the tree at the beginning of my exposure, and it goes to the right and off the edge of the frame. Of course, it is the rotation of the Earth which causes the stars to draw lines during this long exposure. The straight lines are stars right above the equator. North and south of them the stars travel in curves around the poles.

Picture #129 -  copyright © 1994 by John Sherman


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