The Moonlight from Miradouro de Santa Iria – Azores


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In this Moonlight scene captured in Miradouro de Santa Iria, Azores, facing to west , the moon is bright enough to light up the green mountain hill and the Atlantic Ocean.  Between the clear and cloudy sky we can find in the left corner, the star Procyon, next and above the moon, shines the light of planet Jupiter. In the center is visible Capella star. Above the horizon the  light pollution are coming from Ribeira Grande, as well from Lagoa and Ponta Delgada.

Azores, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, is located about 1,360 km west of continental Portugal, about 880 km (550 mi) northwest of Madeira, and about 1,925 km southeast of Newfoundland.There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, in three main groups. These are Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel, Santa Maria, and the Formigas Reef to the east. They extend for more than 600 km and lie in a northwest-southeast direction.

Canon 50D – ISO1600; 10mm at f/4; Exp. 55 secs. in 03/05/2014 at 23:25. Captured with Travel Mount Vixen Polarie.

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