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The Mauna Kea observatories prepare for the night
The setting Sun projects the shadow of the vent Pu`upoli `ahu on the eastern Mauna Kea ridge. After the Sun has set on the horizon, it projects the shadow of the Earth on the upper atmosphere, preceeded by the pink light which is the result of the backscattered red sunlight on dusty particles in the upper atmosphere. The Mauna Kea observatories open their dome early at dusk in order for the temperature inside the dome to balance with the outside air. The traffic of vehicles at that time of the day is dominated by tourist tours.
Time period: Sunset/dusk
Light source: Sun
Start time: 17:00
Duration: 1 hour
Acceleration: x 250
Location: Mauna Kea
Credits A film by Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Halo music by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
CFHT astronomy images by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum)
Film digital technology by Sidik Isani
Copyrights Footage and photographs © Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Astronomical Images © CFHT / Edizioni Scientifiche Coelum
Bungie Studios' Halo Soundtrack © Microsoft Corporation
Used under license from Warner Chappell Music
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