Clouds and light pollution, Canary Islands

Clouds and light pollution, Canary Islands

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Caption: Clouds and light pollution, Canary Islands. Moon and clouds above MAGIC gamma-ray-detecting telescopes at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, the Canary Islands. Thick roll clouds (arcus clouds) reflect sodium light (orange) from coastal towns. The MAGIC telescopes, built in 2004, are located at an altitude of around 2200 metres. Photographed in October 2013.

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