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.


  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.

  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.

  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.