Star Trails & Polaris

Star Trails & Polaris

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Caption: Star trails with Polaris in the center, photographed from Adams County, Ohio, December 13, 2012. Because Polaris lies nearly in a direct line with the axis of Earth's rotation, it stands almost motionless in the sky. Canon 40D & 17mm Lens, F4.ISO 640, 11 minute exposure.

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Keywords: amateur astronomy, astronomy, earth'ss rotation, long exposure, night, night sky, north star, polaris, pole star, rotate, rotation, science, space, star, star trail, star trails, stargazing, starry

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