A 270-degree panoramic view of the night sky over Ayers Rock. The zodiacal light runs through the Seven Sisters (Pleiades) to the left of Ayers Rock and finds its counterpart, gegenschein, above the arching Milky Way. A bright meteor is falling toward Ayers Rock at east, and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are plunged into the dark sky of the south between the zodiacal light and the gegenschein. At the far right is the Great Nubula in Andromeda (Andormeda Galaxy, M31).
The bright star between the meteor and the Small Magellanic Cloud is Acherna, alpha-Eridani, which is the tenth brightest star in the night sky. The bright one near the ground on the left and bottom side of the Large Magellanic Cloud is Canopus, alpha-Carinae, which is the brightest star in the southern night sky and the second brightest one in the entire night sky, after Sirius of the northern sky.
(c) Youngwoo Cho, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia, 2013-08-03 | EOS 5d mark III, EF 14mm 1:2.8 f/2.8 ISO3200 25s * 11