Night Sky over Alborz Mountains (1 of 2)

Night Sky over Alborz Mountains (1 of 2)

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The positions of the stars in the night sky as seen from the Alborz Mountains in northern Iran on January 3, 2009 at 20:16 (8:16 P.M.) local time. Image BN4315 shows the stars as seen from the same location two hours later, demonstrating the apparent change in star positions that occurs over time as a result of the earth's rotation.

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Keywords: alborz, astronomy, celestial, constellation, evening, field, galaxy, iran, landscape, location, motion, mountain, night, nighttime, orbit, position, rotation, scenic, science, sequence, sky, star, star path, track

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