Milky Way over Lime Kiln lighthouse last night. Lots of light pollution from Victoria (right) and Port Angeles (left) - but it turned out better than I feared.
Milky Way over the Cattle Point Light on San Juan Island, Washington
Did you know there are actually three different phases of twilight? Civil Twilight is immediately after sunset. Nautical Twilight comes next when it's just dark enough to see the stars (think old-time navigation). Then Astronomical Twilight, which looks quite dark to the naked eye but still not as dark as it can get. In this photo of the Cattle Point Light during Astronomical Twilight, the Milky Way is just starting to be visible. Another 20 minutes and it was totally dark.
A wider view of last night's Hunter Moon rising over Point No Point lighthouse.
Hunter moon rising tonight, over Point No Point lighthouse near Hansville, WA.
Milky Way over sea stacks - Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park
The Milky Way lines up almost exactly with one of the sea stacks at Ruby Beach, in Olympic National Park.
Camping under the Milky Way!
Just another beautiful night, somewhere in Utah...
Milky Way rishing behind Hickman Natural Bridge, in Capitol Reef National Park.
River of Light
Clear Utah night skies reveal the Milky Way in all its splendor, rising over Chimney Rock in Capitol Reef National Park.
Star trails above campsite. San Rafael Swell, Utah.
Midnight in Goblin Valley! The night sky looking toward the north arm of the Milky Way, with Andromeda Galaxy visible just right of the tallest spire.
Wild Horse Butte in Goblin Valley State Park, with the Milky Way rising overhead.
Milky Way and Meteor
Night vista with our galaxy rising over the San Rafael Swell countryside in central Utah. Fortunate to catch a meteor in this frame.
Super Blood Wolf Moon! Don't remember all these moon names when I was younger - I think the Moon has hired much better marketing people since then. Got lucky with some breaks in the clouds tonight...
Timelapse video of Aurora Borealis in Whitehorse and Nunavut, Canada.
Aurora Borealis, Ennadai Lake, Nunavut Territories
Aurora Borealis over Arctic Haven Lodge - Ennadai Lake, Nunavut Territories
Aurora Borealis -Ennadai Lake, Nunavut Territories
Gateway to the Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis & wooden gate - Arctic Haven Lodge, Ennadai Lake, Nunavut Territories
Aurora Borealis, Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park - Yellowknife, Canada
Full moon rising behind the Space Needle's observation deck.
The Space Needle scores a bullseye, skewering the rising full moon.
Sandstone sea caves and Milky Way near Shipwreck Beach in Poipu - Kauai, Hawaii.
Milky Way and rock formations along the beach - Poipu,Kauai.
Big Arch, Little Arch
Milky Way rising above a sea arch in Poipu, Kauai. This was just after moonset where I was standing - but the tops of the distant clouds are still brightly lit by moonlight, in this 30-second exposure.
Super Moon rolling down a ski jump.
Super Moon rising over freight train
Harvest moon, rising over Seattle skyline.
Aurora north of Whitehorse, Yukon. View over Lake Laberge, which is a wide part of the Yukon River.
Full moon over CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Didn't have to go far for this one! Great aurora display right from my back yard patio in North Bend, WA. Looking north toward Mount Si.
Star-trail long exposure during aurora borealis - Lofoten, Norway.
Middle Fork Moonrise
The full moon rises above Russian Butte and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley - near North Bend, Washington.
Perseid meteors at Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, WA. Composite of all meteors captured at this location over a 2-hour span.
Full moon rising over Portland's Tillicum Crossing bridge.