Diamond Nights: Photos by Beth Moon
Beautiful photos of ancient trees set against long-exposure backdrops of the Milky Way. The images were shot in remote locations of South Africa and was inspired by two scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have shown that trees grow faster when high levels of cosmic radiation reach the earth's surface, concluding that cosmic radiation impacts tree growth even more than annual temperature or rainfall. Secondly, renowned researcher, Lawrence Edwards, found that tree buds changed shape and size rhythmically, in regular cycles all through winter, directly correlating to the moon and planets. The oak for example, appears to change with Mars, the Beech with Saturn and the Birch with Venus. Curiously, Edwards also found that overhead power lines disrupted this planetary influence.