The dawn over Mali Lošinj

The dawn over Mali Lošinj

The dawn over Mali Lošinj

Croatian island Mali Lošinj is well known for the historical Manora Observatory, founded by Leo Brenner in 19th century. It is also such a beautiful place in the Adriatic sea, where you can be experienced by diverse activities among culture, sport and – of course – time in the nature. On the south-east coast of the island, there is wonderful view to the small islands around – Kozjak, Sveti Petar and Ilovik. This is what I saw on 29th September, 2016, just after the Moon with Mercury rose over the eastern horizon and the sky became to be bright with the ongoing dawn. In the sky, you can still see the majestic constellation of Orion, the hunter, just beside the column of morning zodiacal light. On the left, just above the steep path, the well known asterism Big Dipper is getting upward. Strong light on the horizon comes from the Ilovik city and the bright white one close to the right edge of the image cause reflectors of far fishing boat in the deep Jadran. As a bonus, a bright meteor fell in the sky while I was photographing the scene. Used Canon 6D Baader IR modified, Samyang 24 mm, f2.8, ISO 1000, 27×15 seconds panorama from tripod.