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The Winter Night Sky

As we enter a New Moon phase today, I took a good look at the winter night sky last night. I am not equipped with a telescope nor with a particularly good camera and I don’t much trust my eye sight any more. But I loved the clear sky image with trillions of stars. I even spotted a constellation that I think might be the Ursa Major (Greater Bear) but I do not know enough about the stars to be sure. You may know better.

We are blessed in Mallorca with some extraordinary skies throughout the year. At different periods of the seasons, we can ravish the stunning Milky Way, discover the Pleiades, can observe Jupiter and Mars, spot shooting stars galore and see some of the best moon images one can imagine. We are also blessed with a unique observatory and Planetarium in Costitx, the Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca. You should make your way there if you want a better look at the January night sky.

The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 22nd, 2012. The time was 23:43:16.

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