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Halealaka Starry Night

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, April 13, 2014/Categories: natural history, photography

Mount Haleakala is one of the jewels of the national park system. The extinct volcano on Maui is as beautiful and mysterious as the Hawaiian name sounds. A photograph of clouds creeping over the caldura's rim is spectacular on a 'Starry NIght'.

According to NASA, "the Northern Cross, supergiant star Deneb within the Milky Way's dust clouds and nebulae are at the left. The Milky Way arc follows the stars to the compact Southern Cross, above the horizon at the far right. Saturn is near the top right with red giant Antares below it and left, near the Milky Way's central bulge."


Haleakala at Night  (credit: NASA and TWAN )

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