Sunday, July 15, 2012

Travel TidBits: Milkyway

Dark Sky over Glacier National Park

I am traveling in Montana and visited Glacier National Park this week.   The lack of light pollution and the close to new moon produced a beautiful starry night.  Luck had it that I could follow the milky way across the East-South sky on one clear night.  Since the sun only sets after 9pm and the dusk lingers for a long time, it was well after midnight when the stars fully appeared.  Having scouted out a location near a lake, I hoped for reflection of the stars in the water and was well rewarded.

I will write more about my current travel in a later blog.

Til next time,