Sheer Vastness of the Sky |

Location of photo
Khara Desert, Iran
Date/Time of photo
Canon 6D, Samyang 14mm
Due to the rain in few days before, the desert sand was like paste. this was the reason of such dustless and crystal clear sky. Khara desert in central part of Iran is a beautiful place to be guest for stars. In this photo, Milky way band is joined by zodiacal light near the planet Venus. Zodiacal light can only be seen in very dark and clear skies. In the west, sky has been lit up by the light pollution of the nearby town, Hasanabad.
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.