Location of Photo:
36°22'48.0"N 50°45'34.2"E - Alamut Valley - Alborz - Iran
Date/Time of photo:
20 December 2020
Canon 6D Modified Camera ISO 1600 16-35 @16 mm Canon lens f/2.8 15.00 secs Single Exposure
Christmas Star Great Conjunction When The Persian Yalda Night Ritual Take Place. Meeting in The sky Covid-19 lock down in the town. There is the Saturn - Jupiter Great Conjunction at the end of December 2020 in the Alamut Valley in Iran. Alborz Mountains range expanded from west to east in north of Iran and has many of ancient villages inside it. People with different cultures, languages, lifestyle, architecture and so on. But they are united to revive historical rituals such as Yalda Night in the last and longest night of the year on the end of the Autumn 20th December. They have special family gathering until the midnight, grandparents tell sweet stories and guests have fun with games, songs, delicious dinner, fruits and nuts. This is the most important ceremony before the Nowruz (New Year). In the pandemic all these gathering postponed until pandemic wipe out and people has watching the meeting in the sky Now.