Welcome to 2015: Fireworks, Moonlight and Streaking Stars

January 11, 2015


Miguel Claro; Miguel's Web site
Summary AuthorMiguel Claro

Shown above is a 360 degree, all sky, long exposure view of the area around Almada, Portugal, captured from the top of a high-rise building late on New Year's Eve 2014 and early on New Year's Day 2015. Fireworks celebrating the arrival of the New Year can be seen erupting from various locations around the horizon, including Lisbon (at bottom between the 6:00 and 7:00 position) and Sexial (at right at the 3:30 position). The waxing gibbous Moon is the elongated white blob at left center. Above the Moon, at center, are the stars of Orion. Jupiter is the bright streak at far right, near the TV antenna.
Photo details: Canon 6D camera;  f/6.3; ISO 800; 10 second exposure; 8mm; Canon L circular fisheye lens. Taken on December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 between 22:42 and 00:10 -- a sum of 474 images with a total time integration of 1 hour and 20 minutes.