Milky Way magic comes alive from Glacier Point



A photo by University of Redlands astronomy professor Tyler Nordgren shows the Milky Way over Glacier Point as moonlight bathes the peaks. Half Dome is at left. At right, towards the south, the Milky Way glows brightest, making summer prime viewing time for the celestial wonder. (In winter, this portion of sky is below the horizon.) Nordgren is author of Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks.Glacier Point is famous for sunsets— dramatic scenes as pink light ...

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