Fog in the Padanian Valley of Italy
March 16, 2013
The photo above shows a rosy-fringed sea of fog covering the
Padanian Valley in northern Italy. It was taken from Lessinia (19 mi or 30 km
north of Verona), at an elevation of approximately 3,300 ft (1,000 m) just
after sunrise on February 1, 2013. This valley fog was persistent for several
nights and mornings. At the level where the photo was snapped, however, light
pollution from the valley below was effectively filtered out by the dense fog
layer. This would have allowed for nearly ideal astronomical observations, but
moonlight from the gibbous Moon (above right) more than made up for the
extinguished city lights.
Photo details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS; Lens: 5.0-70.0 mm; Focal Length: 8.134mm; Focus Distance: 9.63m; Aperture: f/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80); ISO equiv: 80; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows.