The constellation scorpius setting behind the hills of Azul, Argentina. Several clusters and nebulas are visible including the tire tracks from Antares to the Milky Way.
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From left to right: The Hyades cluster in Taurus, Aldebaran, the Moon and bright Venus. Even at twilight using a high magnification allows the camera to see plenty of stars.
Taken on April 24th 2012.
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The Suns setting behind the trees with some interesting optical phenomena around the solar limb.
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The Geminids were the best meteor shower of 2012, there was no Moon and produced hundreads of meteors and several fireballs.
The Geminids have been peaking in the last years, so each show is slightly better than the other.
These meteors are produced by a strange Asteroid called 3200 Phaeton that behaves like a comet.
You can see Jupiter on the left and Orion to its right, the Orion arm of the Milky way crossed the frame and the Large Magellan Cloud is at the top near the border of the photo.
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Only a few days before May's 2012 supermoon.Among a layer of thick clouds.
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