Galaxy Views During the June 2011 Lunar Eclipse by pablosvista2

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View of our Galaxy and Lunar Eclipse from the Flinders Ranges, in South Australia. The dark mountain silhouette is the Wilpena Pound Range near Rawnsley Bluff.

South Australian photographer and image manipulator who specialises in rural night imagery.
I’m particularly attracted to photographing oceanic coastline in moonlight and framing our Milky way Galaxy with terrestrial landforms and objects such as the old homestead ruins that are littered throughout the South Australian countryside. I have grown to love photographically documenting the decay of isolated household facades and set them amongst change more timeless and ethereal.

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  • Puggs
    Puggsover 3 years ago

    Great work, just fantastic….

  • Thanks Puggs

    – pablosvista2

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Wonderful, moody piece. Like the comparision of little red orb to foreground bush, and the ampitheatre of light on the grass. Certainly gives a sense of overlapping existences, and vastness beyond – ‘galaxy’ is one of those concept words that implies the infinity suggested here.

  • Thanks Sharon – it was quite an experience witnessing this unfold in these clear skies – to see the stars getting brighter and brighter as the moon dimmed until the haze of the galactic plane become visible. Don’t know whether the moon could’ve been better positioned – ie almost in direct line of sight towards the centre of our galaxy.

    – pablosvista2

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Wow – haze of the galactic plane – you capture some of that haze in the photo, but I just assumed that was your camera – the way you’re describing it now, this was actually visible with the naked eye? And there really is a centre of the galaxy? double wow!! where?

  • Its just a fancy way of saying the Milky Way – you just have to know where on the Milky Way lies the centre of our Galaxy. You can actually see where the centre of the Galaxy is with the naked eye, but only on clear moonless nights towords the tail of the constellation Scorpious. I’ve been able to see it on clear and dark nights from Hallet Cove – ie you don’t need to travel miles away into the country away from city lights (it certainly helps though). you should be able to see the Galactic Haze. Wait till the new Moon ( ie in about 10 days) and then pick a clear night – no clouds – then head down to one of the Southern beaches that doesn’t have too many lights nearby (eg Maslins to Pt Willunga) in the early hours of the morning and look out to sea towards the west and you should see it – deepening on how clar it is. Better yet, get a star map and try to familiarize yourself with Scorpious and you will fing that its tail curls around the Galactic Centre. Its an incredible sight when the conditions are good for viewing

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    – pablosvista2

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Triple wow! Ok. that’s a must do

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellover 3 years ago

    Sensational Shot. I always love the way the sky goes from Full moon and only the brightest stars easily visible to almost a new moon appearance and back again.

  • Seeing the stars come out when the moon was eclipsed, with the milky way prominent was quite a treat. Thank you

    – pablosvista2

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroover 3 years ago


  • thank you

    – pablosvista2

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago

    You have the ‘night’ thing here.
    NO one could argue with you.

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