Have You ever wondered what exactly You can see during the astronomical night? The most common answer would be focused on some famous constellations, stars, or a specific part of the Milky Way. But because of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, we can see more than only a single part of the sky except if You are standing on the poles of the Earth. But in two parts of the Year around equinoxes – here in mid-latitudes – more than one sky could be observed. And this image could serve as a good explanation of that situation. This photo was taken during one single night from 6th to 7th of March 2021- the panoramic picture on the right was taken at the beginning of the astronomical night – after dusk. The picture on the left was taken at the end of the astronomical night, just before dawn. With the same technique, equipment, settings, and post-process. After that, both were blended together into the 360-degrees final picture showing two different parts of the sky – winter and summer Milky Way observed in March 2021 from Slovak’s Low Tatras mountains. Even because using the H-alpha nebula filters, You can see not only the Milky Way and constellations but also objects generally hidden before our eyes – hydrogen emission nebulas in really fine details.
Marvel at the dancing lights
A beautiful and calm night from two years ago at the Tornetrask Lake in northern Sweden brought really nice aurora