Linda Spadaro captured this image of the constellation Pegasus, the Flying Horse, on October 15, 2017. She wrote:
I live in the Northern Hemisphere and never really noticed Pegasus before. But traveling to Peru in October, it just dominated the night sky. I was first confused thinking it was the Big Dipper, but after research I knew I was seeing for the first time the magnificent constellation of Pegasus in an upright position to really appreciate its shape and size. I was awed at how easy it was make out the winged horse galloping through the skies … I followed it every night for the 12 nights of my visit.
I inserted lines to show the constellation Pegasus jumping over a beam of light on the ground.
Nikon D750, wide angle lens.
Thank you, Linda!
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