Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Clouds and Crosses over Haleakala
Posted on 04/12/2014 3:18:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Aloha and welcome to a breathtaking skyscape. The dreamlike panoramic view from March 27 looks out over the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawai'i. A cloud layer seeps over the volcanic caldera's edge with the Milky Way and starry night sky above. Head of the Northern Cross asterism, supergiant star Deneb lurks within the Milky Way's dust clouds and nebulae at the left. From there you can follow the arc of the Milky Way all the way to the stars of the more compact Southern Cross, just above the horizon at the far right. A yellowish Mars is right of center, near the top of the frame, with rival red giant Antares below it, closer to the Milky Way's central bulge. Need some help identifying the stars? Just slide your cursor over the picture, or download this labeled panorama.
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[Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (TWAN)]
I wish I was going. I used to live on the top of a rolling hillside with a view of the Milky Way, but it was only this pretty in memory. Until I lived there I didn’t know such views were possible.
Thanks for this!
I’ve been there a couple of times, but never at night!
They’ve been getting back toward the right proportion to use these APoDs as wallpaper, too.
That was a remarkable reunion album, and that harmony in the chorus of that track should be enough to move anyone — “and you know it will...”
Too bad they’re unreconstructed rubber-stamp left-wing Demwits, because I really like them with or without Young.
I like wallpaper. Right now, it’s Bryan holding my Rocket, RIP Rocket.
I might have a hard time changing it at this point.