As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day, "Night Hides A World But Reveals a Universe." A Persian proverb. The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening twilight over Lake Turkana, northern Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova exploding in the central bulge of the galaxy. Venus was almost aligned with the galactic center in Sagittarius that night (2 degrees, lower left of Venus), though with the physical distance of over 25,000 light years! To the left of Venus is the bright Sagittarius Star Cloud and 4 degrees above Venus is the M8 or Lagoon nebula appearing in red. Babak Tafreshi, The World At Night.
This beautiful print is printed on the highest archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail, suitable for museum or gallery display and is digitally signed by the artist. Dimensions: 12''X18''.
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Babak Tafreshi, is an award winning photographer works with National Geographic, Sky & Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and is the founder of the international astrophotography organization The World At Night (TWAN). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. On any given day he could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. In 2009, he received the Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography. He currently sits on the board of directors at AWB.