Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aurora, Stars, Meteor, Lake, Alaska

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Aurora, Stars, Meteor, Lake, Alaska

Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears.

In this case, a picturesque lake lies in front of you, beautiful green
aurora flap high above you, brilliant stars shine far in the distance, and, for a brief moment, a
bright meteor streaks by.

This digitally fused breathtaking panorama was captured late last month across one of the
Chena Lakes
North Pole,
USA, and includes the
open cluster of stars on the image right.

The shot is unusual not only for the
many wonders it has captured simultaneously,
but because lakes this far north tend to freeze and become
non-reflecting before a
sky this dark can be photographed.

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