Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Milky Way in the Desert

Observing the skies doesn't get any better than this! The desert at Chaco is clear and dry, and so so dark because Albuquerque is a hundred miles away. It is a magnificent experience to stand under skies this dark, with the Milky Way brilliant overhead, in a graceful arc from North to South. What a shame that we have so many lights in populated areas, in the name of "security" that the Milky Way is no longer visible to us. Please click on this image to see it in more detail.


Anonymous said...

WOW WOW WOW! Gorgeous. bsk

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!