Kōrero: Southern Cross

South Celestial Pole

South Celestial Pole

In this long-exposure photograph, the stars form arcs around a central point known as the South Celestial Pole. The apparent motion of the stars is a result of the earth rotating under the stars while the camera shutter was open. The photograph was taken at Castle Hill, Canterbury, in the middle of winter.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Southern Cross - Orientation and navigation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7485/south-celestial-pole (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006