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Mont Blanc Massif

This is another shot showing part of the Mont Blanc massif French side.

Taken during the night between 14th and 15th March 2012, from the summit of Mount Brévent (2,525 m - 8,284 ft).


I took this picture exactly thirty minutes after the previous one posted, so an attentive eye can discern how the whole night sky has apparently moved westward, due to the Earth's rotation in eastern direction.


Taking as a simple point of comparison planet Saturn (now over the Aiguille de Leschaux), we can see how it has "moved" to the west and - also - how it has slightly raised in the sky! ... a simple detail that proves how Earth's axis of rotation isn't perfectly vertical relative to its orbital path around the Sun, but is tilted at a 23.4° angle... so called Axial tilt or Obliquity.


About the photo, colors and contrast are absolutely natural, just straight out of camera.

The mountain range is illuminated from below by the lights of Chamonix.


From left to the right you can see:

Aiguille de Triolet, Aiguille de Talèfre, Aiguille de Leschaux, Aiguille de l'M, Aiguille de la République, Les Grands Charmoz, Aiguille du Grépon, Bec d'Oiseau, Aiguille de Blaitière, Aiguille des Ciseaux, Aiguille du Fou, Pointe Lépiney, Dent du Caiman, Dent du Crocodile, Aiguille du Plan, Rognon du Plan, Col du Plan, Aiguille du Midi, Col du Midi, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc summit (4.810 m), Dôme du Goûter.

Glacier des Nantillons, Glacier de Blaitière, Glacier des Pèlerins, Glacier des Bossons.




©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 March 14, 2012