The low humidity and uncontaminated atmosphere create exceptionally clear skies in Central Otago. After a few stormy weeks and cloudy skies, the weather has become more settled, and the skies again have become a star gazer’s delight. I snapped these two photos last night, used a very cheap lumix camera, which I hope gives a sense of what we can see down here. Does anyone know what the large star is directly above the moon?

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