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Classification: CEX-I/II

This image was taken on August 5, 2018 from Chiesa in Valmalenco, (SO), Italy. As a very hot summer evening faded into the night, a sudden storm broke out, pouring rain and lightning. A massive one apparently discharged directly on top of the Pizzo Scalino, while to the left of the mountain 4 bright objects can be seen in the form of the Crux, or Southern Cross, constellation.

The Southern Cross can't be seen from our hemisphere, being visble only South of the Equatorial line. As a matter of fact, several nations of that part of the world such as Brasil, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa have it in their national flags.
The Southern Cross points at the Celestial South Pole, in the same way as the Big Dipper in the Northern Hemisphere points at the Celestial North Pole.
In the South Pole there is Antarctica, and it's not a mystery that, recently, the icy continent became off-limits to civilians, and has been militarily restricted. Many mysteries surround the Antarctica from the under-ice Nazi bases to non-terrestrial outposts allegedly built between the frozen mountains as well as on the bottom of the ocean.