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Winter Milky Way and Zodiacal Light on the Tuna Factory of Vendicari

Winter Milky Way and Zodiacal Light on the Tuna Factory of Vendicari

Track and Blend

The night is drawing to a close. I witnessed again the spectacle of nature in one of the most evocative places in Sicily: The Vendicari reserve. I saw lightning in the distance due to a storm that was heading towards the coast of Greece. I have seen the Pleiades rise and the California nebula. So it was the turn of the constellation of Orion which slowly took place vertically together with the winter Milky Way. All these moments were accompanied by the slow lapping of the waves and the sweet salty smell of the marshes not far from the coast. In an ecstasy of the senses, the time has come to enjoy the orange-red shades of the dawn that is about to replace the night. A magical moment in which the blue in the deep sky mixes with the pink glow of the dawn. It is in this magical moment suspended between day and night that it is possible to observe the ephemeral zodiacal light that seems to cross the muffled glow of the Milky Way like a blade. This is the moment when the dust dispersed on the ecliptic plane begins to reflect and disperse the tenuous light of the day that is about to come and in which my soul is filled with serenity out of hope for the beauty of which I have witnessed.

La notte è volge al termine. Ho assistito nuovamente allo spettacolo della natura in uno dei luoghi più suggestivi della Sicilia: La riserva di Vendicari. Ho visto fulmini in lontananza dovuti ad una tempesta che si dirigeva presso le coste della Grecia. Ho visto sorgere le Pleiadi e la nebulosa California. Quindi è stata la volta della costellazione di Orione che lentamente si è posta in verticale insieme alla via lattea invernale. Tutto questi momenti sono stati accompagnati dal lento sciabordio delle onde e dal dolce odore salmastro dei pantani poco distanti dalla costa. In un'estasi di sensi, è giunto il momento di godere delle sfumature rosse arancio dell'alba che si sta per sostituire alla not