The night sky

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Sky.’ See more responses here.

My camera isn’t the greatest for taking photos at night, but I’m not smart enough to stop doing so. In part, that’s because, on a clear night, the sky over the Big Island is a veritable star-spangled banner, as in the top photo. But slow the shutter speed down a tad and, as less bright stars fail to register, Ursa Major comes to the forefront. Also known as the Big Dipper, the Plough, and several other names, it’s one of the most recognizable constellations out there, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

Also posted in response to Becky’s July Squares challenge theme of ‘Perspective.’ See more responses here.

7 thoughts on “The night sky

    1. Graham Post author

      The night skies are really beautiful, so long as the clouds hold off. We’ve had a run of good nights lately, at least on this side of the island.

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    1. Graham Post author

      One of the reasons Mauna Kea is so popular with telescopes is that there’s not much light pollution here. Even where I am, closer to sea level, it’s not that bad.

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