Autumn Milky Way Starscapes Gallery

Autumn Milky Way

During the cool crisp evenings of autumn, the Milky Way sweeps majestically across the sky as seen from northern hemisphere locales if sufficiently distant from the obliterating glow of city lights. This hazy band of faint light rises from the northeastern horizon and passes directly though the zenith before sinking below the southwestern horizon (click on the Milky Way diagram to the right to enlarge).

Many familiar constellations lie within the Milky Way including Cassiopeia, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Sagittarius and Scorpius. This autumnal view of the night sky is one of the most awe inspiring sights of naked eye astronomy. But can only be seen from rural areas far from the effects of urban light pollution.

Below is a selection of photographs of the autumn Milky Way taken from the dark skies of Portal, AZ.






Autumn Milky Way Starscapes

StarScape13-0118m
Autumn Milky Way
Vista - 1

StarScape13-0102m
Autumn Milky Way
and Windmill - 1

StarScape13-0105m
Autumn Milky Way
and Windmill - 2

StarScape13-0107m
Autumn Milky Way
and Windmill - 3

StarScape13-0121m
Autumn Milky Way
Vista - 2

StarScape13-0119m
Autumn Milky Way
and Bifrost - 1

StarScape13-0123m
Autumn Milky Way
Westward

StarScape13-0126m
Autumn Milky Way
& Swap n Shop - 1

StarScape13-0129m
Autumn Milky Way
& Swap n Shop - 2

StarScape13-0120m
Autumn Milky Way
and Bifrost - 2

StarScape13-0130m
Autumn Milky Way
and Yuccas - 1

StarScape13-0132m
Autumn Milky Way
and Yuccas - 2

StarScape13-0134m
Autumn Milky Way
and Yuccas - 3

   
   


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