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Andrew Baseman
Andrew Baseman

 For the next person to come across this picture: Since Kilimanjaro is south of the equator, this is not a picture of Polaris. The Bright yellow star that starts at 12 o'clock with a trail heading clockwise, near the top of the picture ,is Alpha Centauri. The Southern cross appears to the right along the same arc. Take that, National Geographic.

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