Oriol Alamany - The darkest night
This was maybe one of the darkest nights in my life. Last October my wife and me were crossing the desert in the centre of the australian continent, and this night we camped alone five hundred kilometers away from the nearest city. With no moon in the sky and without any light pollution the starry night was magnificent. In this image looking West the first town was at more than 2,000 kilometers so one can see the Milky Way, two shooting stars and the rarely seen Zodiacal Light, a faint glow produced by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the solar system known as cosmic dust. I shoot ten consecutive images to catch all the Milky Way arch and when come back home I merged them in the computer to obtain this panorama.
Location: South Australia Outback
Tags: australia, centre, milky way, night, oriol alamany, outback, panorama, south australia, stars