A Lunar Corona Above Grand Place in Belgium (Photo)

Space.com | 2/11/2018 | Staff
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A colorful lunar corona above Grand Place, in Brussels city, Belgium, in this image by sky photographer Miguel Claro.

Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory Photo Ambassador and member of The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical "Skyscapes" that connect both Earth and night sky. Join Miguel here as he takes us through his photograph "Lunar Corona above Town Hall in Grand Place."

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