Location of photoCherry Springs State Park, PA
Date/Time of photo4/19/2012 at 5:00 am EDT
EquipmentCanon T2i (550D) 18-55mm lens at 18mm, 30 sec exposure, ISO 1600
DescriptionI made my first trip to Cherry Springs State Park, PA in April and found this dark sky preserve absolutely beautiful. It was an extreme privilege, and great pleasure to view the night sky there. The Milky Way glows brightly across the sky In this photo. A scene not many people get to see, especially in the north east due to the abundant light pollution. I loved watching it rise over the tree tops and seeing it stretch across the sky. I like how it seems to be shining out from the opening in the tree line. Stars and nebula spill out across the sky from below the horizon flowing through this magical opening!