NASA publishes Czech astronomy picture of the day

The picture captures the sky from both hemispheres.

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Czech News Agency

On Thursday, NASA published a picture from a Czech photographer who teamed up with a Spanish photographer, as its astronomy picture of the day.

The mosaic, which consists of images by Czech astrophotographer Petr Horálek and Spanish photographer Juan Carlos Casado, captures the sky from both hemispheres from places of exactly opposite latitudes.

“At one place at a time, we can see only half of the space,” said Petr Horálek, whose pictures have been published by NASA as the picture of the day more than 20 times.

He noted that for this mosaic, both he and Casado had created a photo that shows what it would look like if one were to float in space at the point of the Earth’s orbit, where the Earth is positioned during the March equinox.

“The mosaic depicting the skies of the northern and southern hemispheres shows the entire Milky Way from north to south,” he added.

Earlier this month, as the picture of the day, NASA published the astronomy photo of the Moon captured from seven locations around the world at the time an asteroid landed on its surface on Jan. 21, 2019. The picture was created by Petr Horálek and another Czech, Libor Hašpl.


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