I saw Milky Way

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I drove 8+ hours (round trip) to see Milky Way for the first time in my life.

Now that I think back, I believe I have seen the Milky Way a number of times in the past – I just didn’t know what I was looking at.

Milky Way looks like streaks of cloud.  It doesn’t look anything like what you see in photographs.  I used my point-and-shoot camera for the below picture and digitally enhanced it.  I can take much better pictures with my professional equipment, but my trip was not about photography.

I went to Joshua Tree National Park (CA), and I was disappointed to see glowing city lights all around us. It was darker than my neighborhood, but not by much.  I have been to darker places in my past.   I was disappointed.  I need to research more and visit darker locations. Next time, I will bring my professional camera.

If you live anywhere in the world that’s very dark at night, please let me visit you.  I will pay for the room.