Cassiopeia Rising in the Badlands


Cassiopeia Rising Behind Hoodoos (Aug 18, 2013)

The stars of Cassiopeia rise behind hoodoo formations in the Alberta Badlands.

I took this Sunday night, August 18, as part of my shoot at Dinosaur Provincial Park. This is a particularly striking pair of hoodoos at the start of the Badlands Trail where I’ve been meaning to take some moonlit nightscapes for a couple of years.

This night’s conditions were perfect, with the “W” of Cassiopeia nicely placed, and the Moon providing excellent cross-lighting, under a clear blue sky, for the contrasting colours of earth and sky.

– Alan, August 20, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer

3 Replies to “Cassiopeia Rising in the Badlands”

  1. Totally agree, great image, Alan, I also noticed this morning that Orion was out in the night sky, but hardly saw it during the early summer nights – is that the norm?

    1. Hi Eriki, Orion is visible late August to April, but in the early evening sky only in early winter to spring. Its in the day time sky for most of the summer.

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