Alborz Mountains in Moonlight

NASA's top 12 of 2007

Looking back over the past year, the editors of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) have decided to list 12 of the more memorable images that have been posted to APOD in 2007, including Babak Tafreshi's "Alborz Mountains in Moonlight" [LARGER IMAGE]. Explanation: On January 25th, light from a first quarter Moon illuminated this dreamlike landscape looking across the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Alborz Mountain Range in northern Iran. The stunning sky is filled with stars, including the yellow-tinged Betelgeuse at the shoulder of Orion. Sirius, alpha star of Canis Major and the brightest star in planet Earth's night, stands above and left of picture center. The eerie glow along the Haraz valley in the foreground is light from cars travelinge center. The eerie glow along the Haraz valley in the foreground is light from cars traveling>>>NASA's top 12


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TO Albert Einstein

by Anonymous. (not verified) on

Thanks for the vote of confidence professor!!!!!! Otherwise we wouldn't have figured it out ourselves.


Point of view

by Albert Einstein (not verified) on

Mr. Einstein is pleased to see such a beautiful combination of Alborz Mountain and the Orion constellation together with the brilliant Sirius star. The posting of this image shows a good taste of Mr. Babak, who spots thoughtful imagination of beautiful stars in the sky amongst the readers of this site.
Excellent photo!!!


Photograph or painting?

by Curious (not verified) on

Does anybody know if this is a painting or a photograph?


fantastic Bobak, good

by Seagull (not verified) on

fantastic Bobak, good work!!!


Anonymous-she who is Bobak?

by Sibil (not verified) on

Is he a NASA employee?


Let's Revive

by Solution (not verified) on


This is the beginning of the light of Unity !

by Tahirih (not verified) on

The light shinning above our beloved Iran is the hope that God has given us for unity of all mankind.
" O contending people and kinderds of earth ! set your faces towatds unity,and let the radience of its light shine upon you.Gather together,and for the sake of God resolve to root out whatever is the source of contention amongst you ".


magnificent and breathtaking

by Anonymous-she on

Is this for real.?!  This is a magnificent and breathtaking  picture!.... Babak jan Congratulations, we are proud of your outstanding work....

Marhaba..Marhaba..Marhaba..Hamisheh shadoo, moovaafagho,  pirooz bashi....