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A night when the stars shine.Ukrainian photographer Pavlo Pakhomenko captures the war-torn Kharkov Milky Way

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Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, Kharkiv has been The biggest blow Ukrainian city. Due to regular airstrikes and access to the front lines, power outages and curfew have continued for months.authorities Asked Residents turn off the lights in their apartments and the streets of the city are no longer illuminated. As a result, on a clear night, you can see thousands of stars in the city and even the Milky Way. Photographer and astronomy fan Pavlo Pakhomenko took this opportunity to take a wonderful snapshot of Kharkiv at night without light pollution. With the permission of the author, Medusa shares his photo here.

“I dreamed of taking pictures like this for years in the hope of rolling blackouts and educational events,” Pavlo Pakhomenko said. I have written On Instagram. “Unfortunately, the’evil genie’has fulfilled my wishes in the most unpleasant way throughout this war. My new dream after the victory is to turn off the lights for an hour every year on a sunny, moonless night at the end of February, and everyone goes out to see the stars and remember everyone who did this. The war has been robbed of us. ”

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Photo by Pablo Pacomenko



https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/06/30/starry-night A night when the stars shine.Ukrainian photographer Pavlo Pakhomenko captures the war-torn Kharkov Milky Way

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