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Starry Night Castle

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Starry Night Castle


The tantalizing
Pleiades star cluster seems to lie
just beyond the trees above a dark
in this
of The World at Night.

Recorded earlier this month, the starry sky also features bright star
Aldebaran below the Pleiades and a small,
faint, fuzzy cloud otherwise known as
Comet Holmes near
picture center at the top of the field.

Starry Night Castle
might be an appropriate name for
the medieval castle ruin in the foreground.

But its traditional name is
Mörby Castle, found
north of Stockholm, near lake Skedviken in Norrtälje, Sweden.

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