The Northern Lights and stars from the Milky Way light up the sky above a moonlit lenticular cloud and Vatnajokull Glacier near Skaftafell National Park, Iceland during a solo backpacking trip in March 2012.
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The Arch and the Rainbow by Matt Pollock. This image is comprised of 4 shots painstakingly stitched together into a panoramic. The image had to be stretched at the top to straighten the horizon and the upper left and right were left with voids which were filled with content aware fill in photoshop and thus do not repreasent an accurate star field in those regions. I also enhanced the more prominent stars such as the Summer Triangle in the center comprised of Vega (top), Altaire and Deneb. The brighter stars in the lower right are the head and tail of Scorpius and the one just to their left on the horizon is Nunki, The brightest star in Sagittarius located in the hsndle of the "teapot". The blue hazy bubble just above Sag is Galactic Center, the core of our home universe. On the right are 5 of the 6 most prominent stars of Cassiopeia that make up the distinctive skewed letter "W" sitting right in the brightest part of the Aurora. To its upper left is Polaris, The North Star.