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Looking South

Quabbin Reservoir, MA

I've been getting up early to watch the sun break the horizon for many years but never realized that there was an equally impressive rising happening while I slept, the Milky Way!!! I recently discovered this spectacle and I will never look at clear skies the same way again. I am so excited to explore the night landscape. The magic of this moment can never be conveyed accurately in a photograph but I'll try. I was surrounded by the sounds of the night- loons singing all around me, spring peepers chorusing behind me, a barded owl off to my right, an eastern whip-poor-will off to my left and a bald eagle over my head!!!! Oh yeah… shooting stars and the milky way!!!! I may never sleep on clear night again. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.

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