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Rising Moon Halo

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Night shot taken from the summit of mount Chaberton (3,131 m) on October 20th, 2011.

At the horizon you can see the halo generated by the moon before rising.


A huge bank of clouds and mist was hiding the world below...


Two cities are most visible, respectively on the right: Sestriere (2.035 m), the main venue during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, and Cesana (1.040 m) that shines like a diamond necklace :-)

On top of the mountain between the two cities is visible a tiny dot of light, it's the cable car station Fraiteve (2.702 m).


This is essentially a landscape of clouds and stars, though the constellations begin to be less visible due to the coming moon... however in the night sky can still be clearly distinguished a few constellations: Auriga, Perseus, Aries, Cetus, Pleiades, and, last but not least, planet Jupiter.



©Roberto Bertero, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.


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Taken on October 20, 2011