Streaking Star Trails

A long-exposure image of star trails streaking over Lake Tekapo features on the National Geographic website. The lake was one of the first sites designated as a Starlight Reserve as part of a UN-supported initiative to preserve the quality of the night sky and its cultural, scientific, or natural values. Lake Tekapo’s Mt John Observatory is the world’s southernmost astronomical observatory.

Tags: Astronomical  Lake Tekapo  Mt John Observatory  National Geographic  Natural  Night Sky  Starlight Reserve