Pacific winter sky from the stratosphere
This stratospheric winter sky was taken from the Air-bus flying 11-km above the sea level while new day's dawning. It took off Incheon and was flying over the Pacific before landing at San Francisco in one and half hours. It was expected that the Orionids would light up the sky, but I could hardly see any.
Orion, Canis Majoris, Gemini, Taurus and another winter constellations alongside with the Pleiades can be seen in the sky. Note that some bright stars of the constellations Canis Major and Orion are seen reflected on the wing of the airplane. Sirius as well as the navigation light at the tip of the wing is very bright and is making flares.
(c) Youngwoo Cho, the Stratosphere of the Pacific, about 2,000 km west of San Francisco, 2011-10-08 23:40:54 KST
EOS 5d mark II + EF 15mm 1:2.8, ISO 6400, f/3.5, 15s