The Milky Way View from the Piton de l'Eau, Reunion Island, by Luc Perrot (Reunion Island): Highly commended in the Earth and space category. The Milky Way arches over a mirror-like lake on the island of Reunion. At the bottom of the picture Piton des Neiges, the highest peak of Reunion Island, can be seen.
Austrian Analemma (Sept 22 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Pölzl Explanation: Today, the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south at 14:49 Universal Time. An equinox (equal night), this astronomical event marks the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in the south. With the Sun on the celestial equator, Earth dwellers will experience nearly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. #astronomy