Friday, May 21, 2010

The Milky Way - Skywatch Friday

Arizona is special. In an hour or less, you can get away from the light pollution and view the awesome beauty of the Milky Way. I wonder, how many years before there are no dark skies and the Milky Way is lost?
I apologize for this video, it's a bit rough (a combination of technical difficulties and operator error), but I love watching the Milky Way trace its way across the sky. Eventually, I'll get this type of video right.


This is a post for Skywatch Friday. Check them out for photos from photo bloggers around the world.

5 comments:

  1. Fear not. There will always be dark skies. That's a beautiful picture of the Milky Way over the cactus. The universe is great.

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  2. There will always be dark skies... somewhere. I'm not so sure there will be dark skies here in the US though. If you look at a map of light pollution, there are almost no places east of the Mississippi with dark skies.

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  3. Fabulous photos. If you want dark clear skies, just come to the Land Down Under. Last night I stood under the stars after midnight and saw the Magellenic clouds and stars into the back of beyond. Our Milky Way down here is a sight to behold.

    I look forward to more of your starry, starry nights.

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