Here are my best sky shots from AU & NZ on Oceania Cruises' Nautica and Azamara Cruises' Azamara Quest. The pics were all taken while the ships were underway and are from the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. I covered over 12K nautical miles from Durban South Africa to Singapore on the Nautica and Sydney AU to Auckland, NZ on Azamara Quest.
I am returning to Azamara Quest soon to sail from Sydney, AU to Bali. I hope the skies will be clear for more sky shots to share with you.
|Venus & Milky Way in Tasman Sea|
|Milky Way, Lightning & Large Magellanic Cloud In Indian Ocean|
|Milky Way Through (l-r) Canopus & Sirius & Orion - Notice Pinkish Band of Barnard's Loop|
|Large & Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC-SMC) & Achenar|
|Southern Cross Above Lightning & Thunderheads|
|Close Up Of Eta Carinae (Pinkish area) & Milky Way|
|Fishing Boats Below Orion in the Straits of Malacca|
|Milky Way Through Sirius & Canis Major|
|Milky Way W/ "Southern Pleiades (right of center) & Eta Carinae|
|Venus Dead Ahead in Indian Ocean|
|Last Quarter Moonset In Indian Ocean|
|LMC & Canopus|
|Milky Way & LMC SMC 1|
|Milky Way & LMC SMC 2|
I hope you enjoyed these. It was difficult to get these shots on a brightly lit and moving cruise ship w/ significant winds over the deck.
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