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Milky Way Over Laghi Di Pilato
Italy

Lago di Pilato (Pilate lake) is a glacial lake located in Cyblings Mountains, among Apennine.

It is located in a narrow glacial valley beneath Mount Vector (2476 m) and Redeemer Peak (2448 m) summits. It is supposed to date back to the superior pleistocene.
The lake takes its name from a legend in which Pontius Pilate was killed there and buried under lake bed as punishment for his role at passion of the Christ time.
Geo-politically the lake is situated in Marche, and it is the sole natural lake of the region (excluding small shoreline lakes), the province is Ascoli Piceno, and is part of the Monti Sibillini National Park.
During water abundance periods the lake assumes the shape of a pair of eyeglasses while when there is a lack of water it retreats into two smaller pools. For this reason it is nicknamed the lake with glasses".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lago_di_Pilato

24 photos, 120sec photo, f/2,8 sky, f/4 ground
photo: Zeiss Batis 18mm

original size 28000x14000
www.abagontheroad.com

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Copyright: Flaviopsv
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 29/08/2019
Uploaded: 06/09/2019
Updated: 11/09/2019
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Tags: nature; milky; way; stars; planets; travel; science; lights; comets; night; lake; mountain; sony; batis
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