Photo of the Day

the Milky Way above Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
April 11, 2013

Milky Way, New Zealand

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos This was taken on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, New Zealand. I was hoping to capture some aurora activity. There was no aurora that night, but there was high humidity, so the light from the city was reflected over the entire sky, even though we were well away from the city. Instead of the usual gold or orange glow, the sky took on a red hue that was clearly visible to the naked eye. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) Get tips on photographing the night sky » Take a visual tour of New Zealand »
Photograph by Stefan Mutch, My Shot

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