During the night,
our Earth rotates on its axis
and causes the stationary stars
to appear to wheel overhead.
In this 5h40m
exposure from my front yard in
Borrego Springs, California, the
stars all appear to wheel around
the north celestial pole.
Polaris—the North Star—marks its
approximate position. The
light of the first quarter moon
illuminates the scene during the
first two hours of the exposure
shot on the night of April