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Old Faithful Below a Yellowstone Sky

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Old Faithful Below a Yellowstone Sky


Explanation:
You don't have to be at
Yellowstone
to see a sky this beautiful, but it helps.

Only at
Yellowstone National Park in
Wyoming,
USA, would you see the picturesque foreground of the famous
Old Faithful Geyser erupting in front an already picturesque sky.

Old Faithful Geyser,
visible in the foreground, is seen
propelling a stream of hot water
over 30 meters in the air. This happens predictably for a few minutes about every 90 minutes.

Also predictable are the brightest orbs that populate the nighttime sky, although those visible at any one time keep changing.

Visible far in the background sky of this mid-July image are the plane of our
Milky Way Galaxy on the left, and the bright planet
Jupiter on the right.

Jupiter is the brightest celestial object in the entire image.

Old Faithful has been erupting at least since the late 1800s.




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