October 28, 2020

World’s Most Massive Mirror Reflecting The Milky Way

This fantastic image that has been released in NASA‘s Astronomy Picture of the Day was taken by photographer Jheison Huerta, which shows how the Milky Way is reflecting over the enormous mirror in the world. This mirror or let’s say the world’s largest mirror is known as Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat is very reflective after the rain.

Jheison Huerta

You can see galaxies, stars, and a planet in this breathtaking view. NASA further explained: “What’s being reflected in the world’s largest mirror? Stars, galaxies, and a planet. Many of these stars are confined to the grand arch that runs across the image, an arch that is the central plane of our home Milky Way Galaxy. Inside the arch is another galaxy – the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Stars that are individually visible include Antares on the far left and Sirius on the far right. The planet Jupiter shines brightly just below Antares.

The grand arch that runs across the photo is the central plane of the Milky Way Galaxy. On the right, you can see Sirius, and on the left, Antares is the most visible. The neighboring Galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud, is inside the arch, and Jupiter shines brightly below Antares.

The photographer took the photo in April 2019 and made up of 15 vertical frames. They were taken consecutively over 10 minutes. Hundreds of thousands of people come to Uyuni Salt Flats every year to take some incredible photographs.

 

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• • Milky Way and myself at Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia. Nikon Z 6 Z14-30mm f4s • • This is announcement of CP plus which is Camera and photo premium show in Yokohama Japan. I will speak and show photos and movie on CP plus at Nikon Main stage everyday from Feb 28th to Mar 3rd 2019. CPプラス ニコンメインステージ登壇のお知らせ 2/28-3/3 横浜 パシフィコで開催されるカメラ最大のショーでニコンメインステージで毎日講演 映像ショーを開催しますので是非見に来てください。 スケジュールはこちらから 下までスクロールし谷角をクリックすれば出ます。 https://www.nikon-image.com/event/cpplus2019/ ———————————– #cpplus #cpplus2019 #nikon #cpプラス #シーピープラス #ウユニ塩湖 #天の川 #milkyway #visitbolivia #star #nightview #reflection #uyuni #世界の絶景 #nikonz7 #z7

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According to National Geographic, Salar de Uyuni is one of the most remarkable and extreme vistas not only in South America but on Earth as well. It is the world’s largest salt flat that was left behind by prehistoric lakes, and it is stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano. Here, a thin layer of water transforms the flats into a fantastic reflection of the sky that gives you a feeling that you are in an unknown world.