Image Credit & Copyright: Gavin Heffernan.
This image comes to us by the incredible night sky imager, Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures and the SKYGLOW PROJECT. In this image we see a lone tree standing in the Hawaiian night. If the near background, the Halema’uma’u crater (which is an active volcanic crater inside the massive Kilauea caldera) glows brightly to illuminate the night. In the much more distant background, the stars of our home galaxy fill what’s left of the night sky. I can envision myself taking the place of this lone tree and admiring the view until dawn.
This great image is just one of many that Gavin will soon compile into one of his great timelapse videos for the Skyglow Project. If you’re a fan of the night sky, look into Sunchaser Pictures, the Skyglow Project and help protect our night skies from advancing and unnecessary light pollution which is slowly washing away the world’s view of the cosmos. And of course, check out more of Gavin’s imagery.
Sunchaser Pictures: http://www.sunchaserpictures.com/