#TheNightSkyAtHome #LookUpTogether

Share the night sky from your home with the #nightskyathome, #lookuptogether initiative. Here’s how it works: 

1 – Look up at the night sky anytime after sunset, or before sunrise from your backyard, porch, window, or rooftop.

2 – If possible, identify bright stars, constellations, or planets in the night sky

3 – Photograph what you see with the equipment you have. Try different techniques. You can hold a smartphone or digital camera up to a pair of binoculars, or use a camera mount on a telescope. 

4 – Post your image to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter with the hashtags: #NightSkyAtHome and #LookUpTogether

5 – IDA and TWAN will reshare your photos during International Dark Sky Week

6 – Bonus! Make it a family activity or go low-tech by drawing a picture of what you see in the night sky. Snap a picture of your drawing and post to social media with the hashtags #NightSkyAtHome and #LookUpTogether

Free! Introduction to Astrophotography

Learn the basics of astrophotography with Astronomy 101, a PDF created by IDA Director of Engagement, Bettymaya Foott.

#nightskyathome Photo by Babak Tafreshi via Instagram

Photo by babaktafreshi | As many of us stay home t Photo by babaktafreshi | As many of us stay home to control the pandemic, there is more time to look at celestial wonders for peaceful moments. There is plenty to see, even from cities and suburbs. Planet Venus is currently a very bright point in the west at dusk. Photographed a few years ago in a small town in Germany, Venus appears in a similar position next to the Pleiades star cluster. 
Explore more night sky photography with me babaktafreshi. #twanight #nightphotography #nightskyathome #venus

Photo by babaktafreshi | As many of us stay home to control the pandemic, there is more time to look at celestial wonders for peaceful moments. There is plenty to see, even from cities and suburbs. Planet Venus is currently a very bright point in the west at dusk. Photographed a few years ago in a small town in Germany, Venus appears in a similar position next to the Pleiades star cluster.
Explore more night sky photography with me babaktafreshi. #twanight #nightphotography #nightskyathome #venus
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Primeira tentativa de timelapse noturno, apenas ch Primeira tentativa de timelapse noturno, apenas chateada com a poluição luminosa.
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#nightsky #sky #nightskyathome #saveournightsky #astrophotography #lightpollution #darkskys #nightscape #timelapse #nikon #50mm #cityscape #nature #photography #nikon #brasil #southamerica #cityscape #visitsouthamerica #naturelovers
#snapshot #exposure #moment #focus #justgoshoot #yourshot #love #natgeoyourshot #natgeocreative #natgeohub  #vejario #quarentena

Primeira tentativa de timelapse noturno, apenas chateada com a poluição luminosa.
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#nightsky #sky #nightskyathome #saveournightsky #astrophotography #lightpollution #darkskys #nightscape #timelapse #nikon #50mm #cityscape #nature #photography #nikon #brasil #southamerica #cityscape #visitsouthamerica #naturelovers
#snapshot #exposure #moment #focus #justgoshoot #yourshot #love #natgeoyourshot #natgeocreative #natgeohub #vejario #quarentena
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The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down u The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down upon the Teton Mountain range. After a bit of exploring without success, here turned out to be a perfect spot to enjoy the show. A massive fireball appearing to be as big as the Grand Teton lit up the night almost directly above the peaks. Going through over 2000 photos from the night, these were the best ☄️ composited together.  Seems like a proper photo to close out International Dark Sky Week, knowing we had a new moon, meteor shower, and Earth day, all happening throughout this week! #internationaldarkskyweek #lookuptogether #nightskyathome

The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down upon the Teton Mountain range. After a bit of exploring without success, here turned out to be a perfect spot to enjoy the show. A massive fireball appearing to be as big as the Grand Teton lit up the night almost directly above the peaks. Going through over 2000 photos from the night, these were the best ☄️ composited together. Seems like a proper photo to close out International Dark Sky Week, knowing we had a new moon, meteor shower, and Earth day, all happening throughout this week! #internationaldarkskyweek #lookuptogether #nightskyathome ...

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Die Venus so nahe an dem Sternhaufen Plejaden🤩 Die Venus so nahe an dem Sternhaufen Plejaden🤩
Man muss nicht unterwegs sein, um die Sterne zu sehen.✨
Fotografiert gestern Abend vor der Haustür
#ibleibdohoam #nightskyathome #dolomites #deepsky #astrophotography

Die Venus so nahe an dem Sternhaufen Plejaden🤩
Man muss nicht unterwegs sein, um die Sterne zu sehen.✨
Fotografiert gestern Abend vor der Haustür
#ibleibdohoam #nightskyathome #dolomites #deepsky #astrophotography
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With many people still confined to their homes, I With many people still confined to their homes, I want to spread some positivity through a creative photography challenge. Inspired by a photo by eliasnfoto, I took this shot from my living room. Now I’d like to invite all of you to share your view of the night sky from the place you are locked down in. It doesn’t matter if you have a perfect night sky or live in a large, light-polluted city. You can shoot the stars, the Moon or the planets. Any camera is suitable: DSLR or mobile phone. Just share with the world the astronomical view you have!
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Use the hashtag #nightskyathome and tag me ulrichbeinert. Share your post in your stories and challenge three friends to participate! I’m looking forward to your submissions.
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If you’d like to know how to take star trail photos like this one, I’m working on a tutorial that I hope to publish later today. Stay tuned to my stories, I’ll post the link there!
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#starrysky #lookuptogether #idsw2020 #idadarksky #lightpollution #darksky #skyatnight #stoppollution #protectourplanet #noplanetb #astronomy #astrophotography #nightsky #universe #universetoday #starrynight #milkyway #galaxy #nightphotography #astronaut #nachthimmel #ig_germany #startrails #windowview #socialdistancing #stayathome #staysane #coronalife #corona2020

With many people still confined to their homes, I want to spread some positivity through a creative photography challenge. Inspired by a photo by eliasnfoto, I took this shot from my living room. Now I’d like to invite all of you to share your view of the night sky from the place you are locked down in. It doesn’t matter if you have a perfect night sky or live in a large, light-polluted city. You can shoot the stars, the Moon or the planets. Any camera is suitable: DSLR or mobile phone. Just share with the world the astronomical view you have!
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Use the hashtag #nightskyathome and tag me ulrichbeinert. Share your post in your stories and challenge three friends to participate! I’m looking forward to your submissions.
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If you’d like to know how to take star trail photos like this one, I’m working on a tutorial that I hope to publish later today. Stay tuned to my stories, I’ll post the link there!
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#starrysky #lookuptogether #idsw2020 #idadarksky #lightpollution #darksky #skyatnight #stoppollution #protectourplanet #noplanetb #astronomy #astrophotography #nightsky #universe #universetoday #starrynight #milkyway #galaxy #nightphotography #astronaut #nachthimmel #ig_germany #startrails #windowview #socialdistancing #stayathome #staysane #coronalife #corona2020
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نمایی از همنشینی پروین و زهره.
شامگاه جمعه 15 فرودین 99.
#nightskyathome
#venus
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نمایی از همنشینی پروین و زهره.
شامگاه جمعه 15 فرودین 99.
#nightskyathome
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#nightskyathome . Couldn't sleep the other night. #nightskyathome .
Couldn't sleep the other night. There wasn't a cloud in the night sky and no airplanes in sight, so I decided to take a picture of the moon. The result was absolutely stunning - like something out of a fairytale..
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#moon #nightsky #beautiful #mond #nachtfotografie #fairytale #natur #nature #nightphotography

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Couldn't sleep the other night. There wasn't a cloud in the night sky and no airplanes in sight, so I decided to take a picture of the moon. The result was absolutely stunning - like something out of a fairytale..
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We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDa We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDarkSkyWeek! IDA and @twanight invite you to join us and others around the world, as we look up together from home ✨🏠 Take a picture of the #nightsky from your neighborhood and share with hashtags #LookUpTogether and #NightSkyAtHome. We'll start sharing your nighttime views on our story!

Photo: @roycebairphoto, Iowa. 
#IDSW2020 #darksky #darkskyweek #idadarksky #lightpollution #twanight #stayhome #athome #nightscaper

We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDarkSkyWeek! IDA and @twanight invite you to join us and others around the world, as we look up together from home ✨🏠 Take a picture of the #nightsky from your neighborhood and share with hashtags #LookUpTogether and #NightSkyAtHome. We'll start sharing your nighttime views on our story!

Photo: @roycebairphoto, Iowa.
#IDSW2020 #darksky #darkskyweek #idadarksky #lightpollution #twanight #stayhome #athome #nightscaper
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Never stop looking up ✨ ⠀ 📸: christianschro Never stop looking up ✨
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#IDSW2020 #lookuptogether #grandcanyon #GCConservancy #darkskies #milkyway #astronomy #constellation #isolation #nationalpark #stars #night #wilderness #outside #beauty #scenic #park #arizona #photography #nightscaper

Never stop looking up ✨

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#IDSW2020 #lookuptogether #grandcanyon #GCConservancy #darkskies #milkyway #astronomy #constellation #isolation #nationalpark #stars #night #wilderness #outside #beauty #scenic #park #arizona #photography #nightscaper
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We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDa We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDarkSkyWeek! IDA and @twanight invite you to join us and others around the world, as we look up together from home ✨🏠 Take a picture of the #nightsky from your neighborhood and share with hashtags #LookUpTogether and #NightSkyAtHome. We'll start sharing your nighttime views on our story!

Photo: @roycebairphoto, Iowa. 
#IDSW2020 #darksky #darkskyweek #idadarksky #lightpollution #twanight #stayhome #athome #nightscaper

We hope you're having a wonderful #InternationalDarkSkyWeek! IDA and @twanight invite you to join us and others around the world, as we look up together from home ✨🏠 Take a picture of the #nightsky from your neighborhood and share with hashtags #LookUpTogether and #NightSkyAtHome. We'll start sharing your nighttime views on our story!

Photo: @roycebairphoto, Iowa.
#IDSW2020 #darksky #darkskyweek #idadarksky #lightpollution #twanight #stayhome #athome #nightscaper
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Tomorrow is the start of International Dark Sky We Tomorrow is the start of International Dark Sky Week 2020. Whilst the global event is about appreciating and celebrating the night sky, it’s also about protecting it and recognising the damaging impact of light pollution. As lighting designers, it's our duty to respect and preserve the night sky in our project work and we welcome the awareness that the event brings. 
During the week there'll be live presentations and activities (virtually, of course), with the likes of scientists, authors and educators sharing their passion and knowledge of the night sky, along with how we can help protect it✨

Find out more here: https://www.nultylighting.co.uk/blog/international-dark-sky-week-2020/
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#lookuptogether #idsw2020 #idadarksky #starrynight #nightsky #ida #lightpollution #sky #stars #clearsky #darkskies #lightingdesign #lighting #astrology #astrophotography #turnonthenight #starlight #nightphotography #nightskies #sustainable #sustainablelighting #exteriorlighting #lightup #lookup #luminaires #space #stargazing #pollution #wellbeing #nultylighting

Tomorrow is the start of International Dark Sky Week 2020. Whilst the global event is about appreciating and celebrating the night sky, it’s also about protecting it and recognising the damaging impact of light pollution. As lighting designers, it's our duty to respect and preserve the night sky in our project work and we welcome the awareness that the event brings.
During the week there'll be live presentations and activities (virtually, of course), with the likes of scientists, authors and educators sharing their passion and knowledge of the night sky, along with how we can help protect it✨

Find out more here: https://www.nultylighting.co.uk/blog/international-dark-sky-week-2020/
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#lookuptogether #idsw2020 #idadarksky #starrynight #nightsky #ida #lightpollution #sky #stars #clearsky #darkskies #lightingdesign #lighting #astrology #astrophotography #turnonthenight #starlight #nightphotography #nightskies #sustainable #sustainablelighting #exteriorlighting #lightup #lookup #luminaires #space #stargazing #pollution #wellbeing #nultylighting
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INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK به بهانه هفت INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK
به بهانه هفته جهانی آسمان تاریک.عکسی تک شات از قلب کهکشان و سیاره مشتری در یکی از بکرترین و تاریکترین نقاط کویر مرکزی ایران.canon 50mm f1/8
Photo : 747mehdiakbari
#darksky#twanight#apod#nightsky#aksiine#nojum_magazine#anjoman_aj#ir_photographer#nightscaper#astrophoto#milkyway#irpx#astrophotography#vsco#photopills#universetoday#iranphotography#tourism_iran#main_vision#irantravel#longexpoelite#longexposure#nightphotography#starpx#nasa#nightskyphotography#milkywaygalaxy#newmilkyway#milkywaypic#lookuptogether

INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK
به بهانه هفته جهانی آسمان تاریک.عکسی تک شات از قلب کهکشان و سیاره مشتری در یکی از بکرترین و تاریکترین نقاط کویر مرکزی ایران.canon 50mm f1/8
Photo : 747mehdiakbari
#darksky#twanight#apod#nightsky#aksiine#nojum_magazine#anjoman_aj#ir_photographer#nightscaper#astrophoto#milkyway#irpx#astrophotography#vsco#photopills#universetoday#iranphotography#tourism_iran#main_vision#irantravel#longexpoelite#longexposure#nightphotography#starpx#nasa#nightskyphotography#milkywaygalaxy#newmilkyway#milkywaypic#lookuptogether
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We can't wait to go LIVE with Vivian White of @nig We can't wait to go LIVE with Vivian White of @nightskynetwork today at 2pm PT! Join the conversation on Facebook or Youtube. Link in bio.

If you’re familiar with the Greek constellations, explore how other civilizations have envisioned the sky. And if you’re a beginning stargazer, discover them all! Learn how to teach about sky legends in ways respectful to everyone, whether it’s a commonly told story or a glimpse into a belief system that is sacred to a culture. Included is an activity to create your own Sky Story with a constellation visible in the sky this season.  #IDSW2020 #LookUpTogether #idadarksky #darksky #nightsky #astronomy #constellations #internationaldarkskyweek #darkskyweek #NASA

We can't wait to go LIVE with Vivian White of @nightskynetwork today at 2pm PT! Join the conversation on Facebook or Youtube. Link in bio.

If you’re familiar with the Greek constellations, explore how other civilizations have envisioned the sky. And if you’re a beginning stargazer, discover them all! Learn how to teach about sky legends in ways respectful to everyone, whether it’s a commonly told story or a glimpse into a belief system that is sacred to a culture. Included is an activity to create your own Sky Story with a constellation visible in the sky this season. #IDSW2020 #LookUpTogether #idadarksky #darksky #nightsky #astronomy #constellations #internationaldarkskyweek #darkskyweek #NASA
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Happy International Dark Sky Week! 🌌 ⁠ ⁠ Du Happy International Dark Sky Week! 🌌 ⁠
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During the 100th anniversary of the park in June 2019, Grand Canyon National park was certified as an International Dark Sky Park by idadarksky. ✨⁠
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We are determined to protect the night sky for future generations, keeping Grand Canyon in the dark.⁠
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#GrandCanyon #GCConervancy #IDSW2020 #idadarksky #lookuptogether #outdoors #arizona #conserve #educate #protect #photography #beauty #naturelovers #milkyway #stars #night #sky #nationalpark #parks

Happy International Dark Sky Week! 🌌 ⁠

During the 100th anniversary of the park in June 2019, Grand Canyon National park was certified as an International Dark Sky Park by idadarksky. ✨⁠

We are determined to protect the night sky for future generations, keeping Grand Canyon in the dark.⁠

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#GrandCanyon #GCConervancy #IDSW2020 #idadarksky #lookuptogether #outdoors #arizona #conserve #educate #protect #photography #beauty #naturelovers #milkyway #stars #night #sky #nationalpark #parks
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As International Dark Sky Week and National Park W As International Dark Sky Week and National Park Week aligned this year, its only fitting we chat with Ashley Pipkin from @nationalparkservice Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division. 
Join us LIVE at 1pm PDT to learn why the NPS values the #nightsky in national parks and how they are striving to protect this precious resource. 
Questions for Ashley? Ask away on Facebook or Youtube. Link in bio. 
#IDSW2020 #darksky #idadarksky #InternationalDarkSkyWeek #NationalParkWeek #FindYourPark #NationalParks #conservation #darkskyweek #lookuptogether

As International Dark Sky Week and National Park Week aligned this year, its only fitting we chat with Ashley Pipkin from @nationalparkservice Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.
Join us LIVE at 1pm PDT to learn why the NPS values the #nightsky in national parks and how they are striving to protect this precious resource.
Questions for Ashley? Ask away on Facebook or Youtube. Link in bio.
#IDSW2020 #darksky #idadarksky #InternationalDarkSkyWeek #NationalParkWeek #FindYourPark #NationalParks #conservation #darkskyweek #lookuptogether
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Guess what?! It’s International Dark Sky Week!!! Guess what?! It’s International Dark Sky Week!!! #idsw2020 Why is that a big deal?  Well, it’s cool because it’s a chance to reconnect with our place in the universe, among other things. Artificial lighting has made it so that in North America, only 1 in 5 can look up and see the Milky Way at night. Looking up at the night sky was a calming, grounding experience in perspective for our ancestors, and it’s something we could use more of.
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This image is a great reminder of that for me. It was my first visit out to the “Racetrack” at Death Valley, a remote area that requires some effort to get to. I had hoped for a nice sunset here, but clouds extinguished the good light. I found this rock with a nice “trail” and took a long exposure at “blue hour” about 45 minutes after sunset and left my tripod in place. I used my stargazing app (SkySafari) to check out the night sky and realized that if I waited about 3 hours the Earth’s rotation would allow part of the Milky Way to line up and complement the leading line of the track in the playa. So I got comfortable and laid down under the stars and just watched the night sky for 3 hours. What a beautiful experience! Out on this vast playa, watching the night sky, completely alone, yet feeling a connection with countless generations of others who spent their lives orienting to this same amazing celestial view. It’s hard to describe this next part, but for a while it was as if my sense of separateness began to dissolve, and it was as if I became part of the entire universe. Sounds weird, I know, but it was a profoundly beautiful experience.
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Anyway, this image is a sentimental reminder of that moment under the stars, one of the early experiences that cemented my love for astrophotography. FYI, the glow on the horizon is light pollution from Las Vegas about 100 miles away. It made for a nice element in this image, but light pollution makes it much more difficult to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. Even so, let’s #lookuptogether this week!

Guess what?! It’s International Dark Sky Week!!! #idsw2020 Why is that a big deal? Well, it’s cool because it’s a chance to reconnect with our place in the universe, among other things. Artificial lighting has made it so that in North America, only 1 in 5 can look up and see the Milky Way at night. Looking up at the night sky was a calming, grounding experience in perspective for our ancestors, and it’s something we could use more of.
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This image is a great reminder of that for me. It was my first visit out to the “Racetrack” at Death Valley, a remote area that requires some effort to get to. I had hoped for a nice sunset here, but clouds extinguished the good light. I found this rock with a nice “trail” and took a long exposure at “blue hour” about 45 minutes after sunset and left my tripod in place. I used my stargazing app (SkySafari) to check out the night sky and realized that if I waited about 3 hours the Earth’s rotation would allow part of the Milky Way to line up and complement the leading line of the track in the playa. So I got comfortable and laid down under the stars and just watched the night sky for 3 hours. What a beautiful experience! Out on this vast playa, watching the night sky, completely alone, yet feeling a connection with countless generations of others who spent their lives orienting to this same amazing celestial view. It’s hard to describe this next part, but for a while it was as if my sense of separateness began to dissolve, and it was as if I became part of the entire universe. Sounds weird, I know, but it was a profoundly beautiful experience.
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Anyway, this image is a sentimental reminder of that moment under the stars, one of the early experiences that cemented my love for astrophotography. FYI, the glow on the horizon is light pollution from Las Vegas about 100 miles away. It made for a nice element in this image, but light pollution makes it much more difficult to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. Even so, let’s #lookuptogether this week!
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Dark & Starry for international dark sky week and Dark & Starry for international dark sky week and idadarksky.

Dark & Starry
1.5 oz Whiskey Del Bac Winter Release (or Dorado)
.5 oz honey syrup
.5 oz fresh lime 
Shake with pineapple cubes, pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with star anise and ginger candy for a spiced and starry cocktail.

Look up together 🌌 
Cheers! 🥃 🥃 
#IDSW2020 #DarkSkyWeek #lookuptogether #idadarksky #darksky #lightpollution

Dark & Starry for international dark sky week and idadarksky.

Dark & Starry
1.5 oz Whiskey Del Bac Winter Release (or Dorado)
.5 oz honey syrup
.5 oz fresh lime
Shake with pineapple cubes, pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with star anise and ginger candy for a spiced and starry cocktail.

Look up together 🌌
Cheers! 🥃 🥃
#IDSW2020 #DarkSkyWeek #lookuptogether #idadarksky #darksky #lightpollution
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One more from Zion for #earthday #cleargram . . # One more from Zion for #earthday 
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#fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmxt3 #myfujifilmlegacy #findyourpark #nationalpark #archive #nationalparkgeek #zion #zionnationalpark #milkyway #nightphotography #travel #travelphotography #lookuptogether

One more from Zion for #earthday
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#fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmxt3 #myfujifilmlegacy #findyourpark #nationalpark #archive #nationalparkgeek #zion #zionnationalpark #milkyway #nightphotography #travel #travelphotography #lookuptogether
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Milkyway season is already halfway⠀ ⠀ Time is Milkyway season is already halfway⠀
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Time is just passing too fast even with this pandemic happening. Quebec sky proves it's worth travelling couple hours; forecast for that day was really bad but in reality the sky was crystal clear, the milkyway was visible to the naked eye.⠀
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It's important to disconnect and gaze the sky, forget your notifications, your social media, and focus on yourself.⠀
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#zenderfull #milkyway #stars #quebec #LitByLume #cantonsdelest

Milkyway season is already halfway⠀

Time is just passing too fast even with this pandemic happening. Quebec sky proves it's worth travelling couple hours; forecast for that day was really bad but in reality the sky was crystal clear, the milkyway was visible to the naked eye.⠀

It's important to disconnect and gaze the sky, forget your notifications, your social media, and focus on yourself.⠀

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#zenderfull #milkyway #stars #quebec #LitByLume #cantonsdelest
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The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down u The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down upon the Teton Mountain range. After a bit of exploring without success, here turned out to be a perfect spot to enjoy the show. A massive fireball appearing to be as big as the Grand Teton lit up the night almost directly above the peaks. Going through over 2000 photos from the night, these were the best ☄️ composited together.  Seems like a proper photo to close out International Dark Sky Week, knowing we had a new moon, meteor shower, and Earth day, all happening throughout this week! #internationaldarkskyweek #lookuptogether #nightskyathome

The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower raining down upon the Teton Mountain range. After a bit of exploring without success, here turned out to be a perfect spot to enjoy the show. A massive fireball appearing to be as big as the Grand Teton lit up the night almost directly above the peaks. Going through over 2000 photos from the night, these were the best ☄️ composited together. Seems like a proper photo to close out International Dark Sky Week, knowing we had a new moon, meteor shower, and Earth day, all happening throughout this week! #internationaldarkskyweek #lookuptogether #nightskyathome ...

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