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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 Milky Way 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 on photographs. It will look awesome if you manipulate your picture (kind of like below). I used my point and shoot camera for below picture. 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. It was darker than my neighborhood, but not by much. I have been to darker places in my past. I am 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.