Dubai-based landscape and astrophotographer Siddharth Prem captured this beautiful photograph of the Northern Lights and several others during his travels in Lofoten, Norway—sparking a debate about whether the light streaks near the top center of the image are shooting stars or satellites:
Prem initially labeled the light streaks as “shooting stars,” but several experienced night photographers on Reddit quickly stepped with a clarification: the uniformity of the streaks and their parallel direction in relation to one another indicates that they are satellites. Shooting stars notoriously fade in and out.
“I’ve always been fascinated with space and astronomy,” wrote Prem on his website. “The moment I realized I could learn my way around the night sky with a DSLR [and] long exposures, it sparked my interest in photography.”
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