The Milky Way From The Desert   4 comments

Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument. This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north. However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros.  Photo: Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

The Milky Way, as seen near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument.
This area is about 35 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north. However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros. Photo: Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist. Posted by the US Department of the Interior on Tumblr, 4/3/14.

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  1. There are people like myself, who won’t have the opportunity to see things as amazing as this. And then there are people like you, who can make us feel like we ARE seeing it right along with you. I am so appreciative of the photos you post! They are all wonderful.

  2. How did you get those stars so sharp? I’ve been trying to do that with my camera, but I find it really difficult!

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