Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tularosa Skies for Skywatch
This photo was taken from Aguirre Spring, at the foot of the Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico, and looking across the Tularosa Basin. The white line that you see in the middle of the photo, a bit to the left of center, is the beginning of the pure white gypsum dunes of the White Sands National Monument.
If you look off into the distance, you will see by the horizontal line of the mountain ranges there that this photo is, in fact, straight. The land in the foreground that slants down toward the right of the photo is the bajada, the broad alluvial slope that starts at the base of the mountains on their eastern side.
I posted some other photos of the Aguirre Spring area yesterday.
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