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Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the moon’s icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon’s South Pole and creating Saturn’s mysterious E-ring. (via APOD: 2014 April 6 - Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturns Enceladus)
The sky gets suddenly clear in this January evening, after a snowstorm in Alborz Mountains some kilometers north of Tehran. The summer stars sets in the west (left) while the winter stars with the prominent constellation Orion rise above the east (right). The arc of the Milky Way is also visible in this late twilight panorama. Note a meter streak, belongs to the Quadrantid Meteor Shower, which is captured near the upper edge of the image.
Image credit & copyright: Oshin Zakarian