Star trails over old stone dug shelter/watch post at 'Għajn Barrani', limits of Xagħra, Gozo.
Winter clear calm nights call for a star trail capture. I headed up to Gozo as I had this beautiful spot in mind for a while and I was just waiting for the right time. Its quite a hike from Ramla to reach this point. Knee-high wet grass and muddy trails are not ideal to walk through at night, but the result was worth the effort.
The circular light trails are formed by the apparent movement of the stars through the night sky. What is moving in reality is Earth, constantly spinning on its axis. 'Polaris' also known as the Pole Star is the closest to the northern axis. By including this in the frame, the sky fills up with circular startrails when shooting a long exposure.
This is a composite of star movement (earth rotation) over a period of 3 hours.
Captured on the 4th of January, 2014.
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