In the "Midway Geyser Basin" of Yellowstone National Park, an erupting geyser has our witness Milky Way.
After the Aug. 21 eclipse, which I had a chance to admire in the town of Casper, Wyoming, I moved to Yellowstone National Park, which as we know is on a supervolcano that can erupt in the distant future, although it has been monitored for a very long time, by the considerable of its size. There, as in Iceland, where we get the word from Geyser, we have the opportunity to have a very large area of this geothermal phenomenon.
A Geyser is a special type of thermal source that periodically emits a column of hot water and steam into the air.
The formation of geysers requires a favorable hydrogeology that exists only in some parts of the planet, reason why they are a quite strange phenomenon. There are about 1000 around the planet, of which almost half are located precisely in Yellowstone National Park, United States.
The activity of the geysers, like all thermal source activity, is caused by the contact between surface water and rocks heated by underground magma. The geothermally heated water returns to the surface by convection through porous and fractured rocks.
I decided to try luck by photographing the Milky Way near a Geyser in the park and favored by making a brief eruption of steam and some water that were captured by the camera.
So there is in the same image a cloud of vapor that comes from the center of our Earth and another, very far and immense that has a connection with the center of our galaxy.