Star trails at Paranal

A view from the desert landscape around ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile reveals stars' paths — star trails — as they appear to journey through the night sky. Caused by the Earth's rotation relative to a static sky, the stars appear to travel around one fixed point — Earth's Celestial South Pole — which is just visible above the rust-tinted horizon.

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R. Wesson/ESO

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Id:rwesson-paranal-11jan2014-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:12 October 2016, 15:46
Size:1920 x 1182 px

About the Object

Name:Star Trails
Type:Local Universe : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Trail : Star
Category:Paranal

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