July 19, 2012
Lancing the Moon
image by Miguel Claro, Portel, Portugal
In the image we can see the sword of Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, bypassing the Moon. He was a Portuguese general of great success who had a decisive role in the 1383-1385 crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic, was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918 and was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. For this reason, his sword is turned down, as a sign of peace. In the sky we could appreciate the alignment between Venus, the Moon, Jupiter and Pleiades.
15/07/2012 at 4:58 AM. Canon 50D, ISO 640 with 35mm at f/5.6 Exp.4".
The region of this image is part of the Dark Sky Alqueva Route, the first Starlight Tourism Destination in the world.
Yesterday's LPOD: Bright Hole
Tomorrow's LPOD: Long Ago And Far Away