In this gorgeous scenery from the Canary Islands, the planet world is shaking its atmosphere, creating a dark blue arcade today. Just above the shadow, pink sky airs called the Belt of Heaven is the sky.
Chirag Upreti amphibian has taken this view from the island of La Palma, which is part of the most powerful telescope in the world. Pictured here is the Nordic Optical Telescope (left) and the William Herschel Telescope, the large white telescope with an onyx dome. Right there are smaller telescopes, including the Dutch Open Telescope, the Swedish Solar Telescope and the Isaac Newton Telescope.
"On this afternoon after sunset, the wonderful blue of the shadow of the World took full advantage of the guard," Upreti said to Space.com. "I took an eight-shot shot to catch the shadow over the mountain, rolling the clouds of dreams in the chamber below." [1
The deepest shade is the easiest to see above a flat horizon from high elevation. So, Upreti rose to Roque de los Muchachos, the highest point on the island of La Palma, and brought his camera to the sea.
Our planet and Venus Belt tend to appear together during civil liberty when the sky is clear. During the sunset, the shadow seems to rise into the sky, and goes back to the sunrise sky.
Belt of Venus seems to have pink for the same reason that sunsets and sunrises paint the sky with similar colors. As the sunlight goes through the Earth's atmosphere and particles are spread, lighter shorter light, like blue, is spread stronger than longer wavelength, such as red. During sunrises and sunsets, sunlight travel is a longer distance through the Earth's atmosphere before we reach our eyes, so blue light is spread more widely. The reds take the red, orange and yellow light of the sky, which brings our sunshine to us – and the Venus Zone.
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