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Frosty winter forest
Finland

-25°C and the waxing gibbous Moon is shining on top of the Orion constellation. Near the zenith is the big dipper and the forest is so quiet...

Copyright: Janne
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11500x5750
Taken: 03/02/2012
Uploaded: 04/02/2012
Updated: 05/09/2014
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Tags: forest; night; frost; trees; snow; winter; cold; outdoors; stars; sky; light pollution; moon; nature; chilly; white; ski track
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