Good day everyone.
I happened upon this video this morning and I wanted to share it with you.
I'm a nature lover and continually seek the quiet and majesty of the wild outdoors.
Quiet from man made noise is extremely difficult within ten miles of civilization.
And because of light pollution to actually see the stars the way that mankind saw them for most of history is almost impossible for most of us.
Thus this video.
It shows in time lapse the night sky from various locations. (Mostly California.)
When it shows the sky at night from Death Valley the heavens are revealed to be what few of us have ever seen.
Yet this is what is there every night, everywhere, if we could turn out the lights.
Not only is there more to the world than we know, there is more that we have forgotten.
(By the way I always mute the sound on these types of videos. Nature does not need music to be beautiful.)
Several years ago Hurricane Isabel took out the electricity in North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. No power for four states along the
eastern seaboard. It was dark but after the storm had passed the sky was crystal clear and it was bright.
My hubby and I walked down the street to the river bridge to get an open view of the sky and the milky way was revealed to me for the first time. It
caught my breath.
Everyone should attempt to get somewhere dark to see it.
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