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Mojave Forsaken: Ghost towns and dark skies

Let the creepiness begin! Just in time for Halloween, a new video from ProjectSkyGlow depicting spooky California ghost towns under the darkest of dark night skies.

SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: MOJAVE FORSAKEN from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Gavin Heffernan (@GavinHeffernan on Twitter) wrote to EarthSky:

Here’s a link for our new SkyGlowProject.com night sky timelapse MOJAVE FORSAKEN, a creepy compilation of California ghost towns, released just in time for Halloween!

Video still from Mojave Forsaken, at Bodie State Historic Park in California, via SkyGlowProject.

More details available in the Vimeo description, but this was shot by Harun Mehmedinovic [@SkyglowProject on Twitter] and me over two years at the abandoned towns of Bodie, California, Rhyolite, Nevada, and Cerro Gordo, California. At night, due to high elevation, clarity of the skies, and lack of sources of light pollution, these town give us a glimpse of the night sky as it would have been seen by inhabitants of these towns a century ago.

MOJAVE FORSAKEN is part of our ongoing SkyGlowProject.com light pollution awareness campaign that has taken us across the continent to capture North America’s most incredible dark sky locations, in order to help save the skies.

Video still from Mojave Forsaken, at Bodie State Historic Park in California, via SkyGlowProject.

We just launched a 15% off discount on all our book / blu ray products for the upcoming holiday season. All proceeds go towards our future videos and journeys! Click here to go to ProjectSkyGlow’s store.

Just use the code SKYGLOW15% at checkout.

Thanks, Gavin!

Video still from Mojave Forsaken, at Bodie State Historic Park in California, via SkyGlowProject.

Bottom line: New video MOJAVE FORSAKEN by ProjectSkyGlow.com.

Deborah Byrd

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