A Panoramic Views Shows the Moonlight over Niagara Falls
Created by glacier activity around 10000 years ago, Niagara Falls is one the of the World’s Natural Wonders. Located on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York State, USA, Niagara Falls are made up of 3 waterfalls, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The 3 waterfalls combined, is producing the highest flow rate of any waterfall on Earth. The Horseshoe Falls are 180 feet (57 meters) high and allow 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) of water every minute during peak daytime tourist hours, “that is about a million bathtubs full of water every minute”! Although, according this and having in mind the total volume of our natural satellite, the Moon, with 2.1958e10 km3 it would need to take of about 248 years to fill up the entire sphere that represents the body of the Moon. The rapids above the Falls reach a maximum speed of 40 km/h, but the fastest speeds occur at the Falls with 109 km/h. Niagara River expert, Wes Hill, estimates that 90 % of the fish can survive from the huge drop. At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that the Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50000 years, luckily you still have time to be one of the 30 million people that every year are visiting the place. This panoramic view shows the Moon and Mars above American Falls, just few minutes after starting the light show that illuminates in different hues the 3 Falls. Below, a boat from Hornblower Niagara Cruises, not so iconic as The Maid of the Mist that made its first trip in 1846, is carrying aboard hundreds of people that in the background, has a massive flow of 567,811 liters of water falling each second.
ID Photo : DA-Claro-NiagaraFallsMoon-BeltofVenus-Pano1511-1515-Final-1_3
Auteur : Miguel Claro
Miguel Claro/Ciel et Espace Photos
Dimensions Photo : 28.4 Mpixels (81,4 Mo décompressé) - 9235x3079 pixels (78.2x26.1 cm / 30.7x10.2 pouces à 300 ppp)