Last night offered some fantastically clear skies, so I hopped on the bike and rode to the beach. On the way home, I noticed the Milky Way arcing over this ancient burial mound, so I stopped to snap this shot. I made a couple with me on top of it, and while standing there, I was hoping to catch a meteor as I had seen three earlier in the night. The camera kept shooting when I walked back, luckily, 'cause it managed to capture a satellite. Not a meteor, but still a nice feature in the photo. You can just make it out, in the top right side of the Milky Way. I used 'Star Walk 2' to find out what was in the sky at the time, and it fits with a satellite called 'INTEGRAL'. It's mission is to detect gamma- and X-rays. It's furthest distance from Earth is 153,000 km.
Get sassy in your winter blues with us tonight at our Mardi Gras Masquerade under a moonless sky! Saturday, February 10, from 5:30 pm. $10 parking; $10 at the door. Featuring the Jon Archambault Band. Photo my Michigan Fototkr. #darkskypark#headlands#observinginmichigan
This was so beautiful 🌕🌖🌗🌑🌒🌓🌔✨💫 I’ve seen the super moon, blue moon eclipse and the bloodmoon! Once in a 1000 years or so this will happen at the same time. I’ve seen also our galaxy 🌌 and apparently this is also very rear because of the bright light of the moon. #Wonderfull This makes me realize again how small we actually are in this amazing, awesome and mind blowing universe✨🙏🏻 🕉 #Aum#Krishna#stargazing#darkskypark#warrumbunglenationalpark#australia#nsw