Startrails hanging over La Silla

A long series of exposure at night captures these impressive star trails over ESO’s La Silla observatory. The stars appear as trails because of the apparent motion of the sky, which is, in fact, due to the rotation of the Earth on its own axis. 

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ESO/A. Santerne

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Id:santerne-lasilla-um
Type:Photographic
Release date:7 June 2013, 16:28
Size:4368 x 2912 px

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Name:La Silla, Star Trails
Type:• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Trail
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla
• X - Stars

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