Night Sky over Zagros Mountains (2 of 2)

Night Sky over Zagros Mountains (2 of 2)

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The positions of the stars in the night sky as seen over the Zagros Mountains in central Iran on December 3, 2008 at 1:06 A.M. local time. Image BN4318 shows the stars as seen from the same location one hour earlier, demonstrating the apparent change in star positions that occurs over time as a result of the earth's rotation.

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

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