Whatever Weds. Night View

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I’m still packing. I probably will be taping up the last box and running it to the moving truck as they’re pulling down the door and revving up the engine to take off for my new home!

We’ve been taking stuff over that we think we’ll need before the movers arrive, and spending the night when we can. I’ve been waiting for Milky Way season to be back in our Hemisphere.  What is she talking about the Milky Way is always there, you’re probably thinking.  It is, but the Galactic Center is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere April through mid-September. I’ve been anxiously waiting to see how it will look from my new backyard/patio since I have a southern unobstructed view.

I set my alarm for the wee hours of the morning to find out. Lookie there! I was doing my happy dance.

Milky Way from the Porch

There’s a lot more light pollution than I thought there would be, and the Moon while really low was 40 minutes from setting adding more light to the sky.  The street lamps added our house and the neighbor’s shadows on the fairway below.

I’m already eyeing trails to explore for dark skies in the upcoming months.

The movers come in 9 days! I’m so ready to be moved and settled in.

Back to packing, and notifying those that need to know I’ve got a new mailing address.

I’m sure I’m forgetting someone.

Hope you all have a great week!

Nikon D810| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G@ f/2.2| ISO 3200| Manual Priority|Hoodman STEEL Digital Film| PS CC 2019

more to come…

40 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. Night View

  1. Oh wow, Deborah!! Even with the light pollution you’ve got some stunning views there!!! I’d be sitting there staring at that sky constantly! Best of luck with the move.

  2. Gorgeous photo! Dark skies, fresh air, hiking trails, all the good things in life. Wishing you fun adventures ahead in your new place. It won’t be long and the pain of moving will be a distant memory.

  3. Whoa, Deorah, an awesome shot! I remember the sky looking like that when our middle daughter and fam spent the night for the first time where we live now. They were so in awe, that they decided they needed to move to the country side (and they did, the next year). Hope the snow disappeared where you’re moving to? What an adventure! Wishing you the best, and a smooth transition!

  4. If that’s the kind of shot you can pull off with less than ideal conditions, I think you are going to have a grand time in your new place!!

    Good luck with your move. It’s been a long time in coming!

  5. Nice! At least you won’t have to fight the coastal fog to do MW shots. You probably can get someone to wear a headlamp and go to a green on the golf course for your MW comp; I would volunteer but it would be a long drive (in the car and not the hitting the golf ball with a driver) from where I am. Happy days are here again! 🙂

    1. Thank you Gordon! That’s a good idea, but there’s a catch. The golf course is private property and that someone would be trespassing!
      Still we’ll find a good location for a nice shot.

  6. That’s a beautiful sky, Deborah. I sense you patiently waiting for a summer overnight power failure – on a clear night- brief, with no harm done, but long enough for you to get set up and snap a few pics.

    Good luck with the packing, and best of luck with the move.

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