Moonlight Skating: Scenes from Winter in Sweden

Moonlight skating in Sweden. Credit and copyright: Göran Strand.

“Nights like these are almost to good to be true,” says astrophotographer Göran Strand.

Glide along with Strand and two friends who went ice skating recently on a frozen lake near Östersund, Sweden. “This night was really magic, no wind, lots of ice crystals in the air and an almost full Moon that shined upon us during our two hours out on the ice,” Stand said. “To the right of the Moon you can see the constellation of Orion and down left of the Moon you can see planet Jupiter shining brightly.”

Hot chocolate anyone?

See more of Göran’s astrophotography from Sweden on his Facebook page or in his Twitter stream.