Oddities/Stars_Polaris.JPG

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Another shot of Polaris, AKA the North Star, the bright point in the upper center of the photo. The rest of the stars in the night sky seem to rotate around Polaris, although this is caused by the rotation of the Earth, not actual movement of the stars. This was about a 20 minute exposure taken in Estes Park Colorado in 1980. Note that the exposure was so long that the ambient light lit up the trees as though it was daylight. It was actually midnight.


Plolaris