The Milky Way creates a rainbow of stars above Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. On a cold, clear night, photographer Majeed Badizadegan captured multiple vertical shots to create this panoramic image, where the foreground is lit entirely by starlight. Photo courtesy of Majeed Badizadegan.
La Notte di San Lorenzo. Every year on the night of August 10th, Italians look up at the sky to see shooting stars; more shooting stars fall than any other night of the year (in case you have your doubts, this is scientifically proven!) This holiday celebrates the martyrdom of San Lorenzo, who died on August 10th. These stars create an atmosphere of magic and hope; Italians believe that this is a night when wishes will come true.