Image Credit & Copyright: Göran StrandExplanation:
The alarmingly tall inhabitants of
this small, snowy planet cast long shadows in bright moonlight. Of course, the snowy planet is actually planet Earth and the wide-angle mosaic, shown as a little planet
projection, was recorded on February 25 during the longnorthern night
of the Full Snow Moon
. The second brightest celestial beacon is Jupiter, on the right above the little planet’s horizon. Lights near Östersund, Sweden glow along the horizon, surrounding the snow covered lake Storsjön
. The photographer reports that the journey out onto the frozen lake by sled to capture the evocative
Full Snow Moon scene was accompanied by ice sounds, biting cold, and a moonlit mist.