The Milky Way is gorgeous, isn’t it? Well, it turns out that a third of the world’s population is incapable of basking in its galactic amazingness. Why? Light pollution. In the United States, the ratio increases, with only four out of five people able to see the epic milky twinkle at night. This absence of complete darkness is a problem that no one quite knows the severity of; scientists and researchers are nervous about what the effects of this perpetual twilight could be on Earth’s natural rhythms. “Fundamentally, life has evolved over millions of years with half the time dark and half the time light, and we have now enveloped our planet in a luminous fog of light. Light pollution has become a real environmental problem on a global scale,” said Fabio Falchi, a high school physics teacher in Thiene, Italy and lead author of a study on the effects of light pollution. #Science#MilkyWay#LightPollution#Nature#Twilight by science.daily_ #science#biotech#student#nature#beautiful#awesome#biocraftlab#wow#university#intense#nice#damn#love
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Badlands Night Sky.
For this photo, sky is a stack of 10 images, 2 mins, f/2, ISO 800 each. Foreground is a single image of 6 mins, f/14 taken in the twilight period.
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 on 5D Mk3. Skywatcher star adventurer tracker.
Hello, thank you for checking out this image! I'm @david_wilson_mfx, a Northern California photographer. I am totally thrilled to share with you via @universetoday .
The Milky Way reaches across the sky above the South Fork Eel River and the giant Redwoods at Women's Federation Grove (California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove) in Humboldt Redwoods State Park on the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County, California. Photographed at 12:25AM on June 25, 2017.
It's all a single exposure. There was no moon that night, nor any artificial light to illuminate the terrestrial objects, so I provided my own with some creative usage of a simple flashlight. Its LED beam was a little on the cool side, so I used the warmer-toned fabric of one of my wife's filmy scarves to shine it through and warm it up.
Standing behind the camera and shining the light around would make a pretty flat scene, so I needed to bring the light source more to the side. While the camera's shutter was open, I had 30 seconds to run to the side and bathe the foreground in a little light, then begin running up and down the bank shining my light across the river at the Redwoods on the far side to illuminate them. I got a bit of exercise, for I made several attempts before I had the light right (enough), as it was hard to light everything up correctly, foreground and background, in 30 seconds while running up and down the riverbank on the loose, sandy gravel.
Thank you very much to UniverseToday and Fraser Cain for reaching out to me and offering this opportunity share my images. I am honored, totally thrilled, and I greatly appreciate it.
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 at 14mm
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__New Milky Way season 2018!__
Last Friday after work we jumped in the car and made our way out to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. We had a feeling we wouldn’t be able to get a campsite since they are first come first serve but made the gamble anyways. Sure enough the campsites were full 😐. Luckily we were able to find a free place to camp on public land near by which in turn made us decide to change our plans and shoot the Milky Way at Elephant Arch instead of our original spot. This was my first outing to Valley of Fire and my first Milky Way shot of the year! Enjoy!
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