Skywatching Against the Lights

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 There are milions of sky enthusiasts and amateur astronomers in the entire world, fighting against the growing problem of light pollution and trying to find some dark places that could revealing more stars as well, the beautiful presence of Milky Way. Skygazing is more then a passion…becoming a life style. The image were captured in Miradouro de Santa Iria, S. Miguel, Azores, facing to East, where the lights from Porto Formoso e São Brás, are even stronger.

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 60Da – ISO1250; 24mm at f/4; Exp. 20 secs. in 03/05/2014 at 00:44  AM.

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