TH, SO much out there. Infinity.
Awesome. My first thought was of a gigantic ax stuck into petrified stump. But no. Now I realize it's a large water canon pointed at Kim Jung Un.
You win today's prize DaBlade. Take something from the top shelf.
Just look at all those stars!
Adrienne, did you click the picture then click again so that you ended up HEREMost pictures at APOD offer high resolution images.Yea, back before electricity. I can understand why people back in the days were fascinated by the stars.
PS, and once you're there you can zoom in further.
There too much light to see stars where I live. My in-laws live on Cape Cod and my husband & I love to sit on their back deck and marvel at how much we can see.
Cube, there were some places in Northern-ish Arizona where you could really see a lot. Very impressive and fun to stargaze.
We've got relatives out in Phoenix who can show us around. The desert definitely has a pull on me. A couple of cold ones and the deep night sky. That sounds sounds like one iteration of heaven on earth to me.
Cube, I loved it out there. People either love or hate the desert. But yes, there are lots of spots out there where the sky completely reveals itself to you. There are also many interesting targets for just using binoculars.
Impressive! I use to live far out in the country where there was no background light---great sight, especially on moonless nites. Wonder how many cycles of global warming and cooling it took to make that rock formation?
Ron, I'm of the impression all of that stuff out in the Southwest was created by water eroding the lighter material away - From the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley. Once when Mad and I were up in Sedona, we took a Pink Jeep Tour and our driver was a geology professor from Northern AZ Univ. He told us that it was accepted science that the whole Southwest was underwater 13 different times in the past millenia. That will wash away some finer material and leave the hard stuff.
Kid, even just up in the mountains around LA, where there are no city lights, the stars are unbelievable...SO many of them, so clear. But, of course, in the city....not much can be seen, just the brighter ones, I guess. We do pretty well with the moon still, however :-)This is gorgeous....who knows what's all out there! (other than you, of course!)
Z, Yes.. same here. We can see Orion, the big and little dippers and Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. then just a smattering of bright stars. And it is actually fairly dark around our yard with all the surrounding trees.
OK-you made me smile-thank you Voodoooooo Hooodoo "-)C-CS
Thank You! C-CS. Click the picture then click again and again.
I've seen and enjoyed many a Milky Way in my time, but I still prefer Peter Paul's Cocoanut Mounds.I hope this doesn't make me a barbarian in your eyes? ;-)
FT, I'm not as wild about eating coconut. I like the 100,000 bar and the peanut M&M's.
and what are you doing in my eyes?