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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Apr 28, 2013

Milky Way over Crater Lake

Crater Lake in Oregon is famous for the clarity and blue color of its water. But it’s also a beautiful place to go stargazing.

Milky Way over Crater Lake captured by our friend Ben Coffman Photography during the Lyrid meteor shower.  View larger.  This photo was taken last Saturday night, April 20.  Thanks Ben!  Visit Ben Coffman Photography on Facebook.

Milky Way over Crater Lake captured by our friend Ben Coffman Photography on April 20, 2013, during the Lyrid meteor shower. View larger. Thanks Ben! Visit Ben Coffman Photography on Facebook.

Ben Coffman Photography captured this beautiful photo of the Milky Way over Crater Lake in Oregon. He wrote:

Hi, Earthsky, I wanted to share this panorama of the Milky Way over Crater Lake that I took Saturday night. You can see a few Lyrids in the photo (3 small ones on the left, in the Milky Way, and one larger one in the top right of the Milky Way). Andromeda can be seen near the tree to the left. Thanks for taking a look!

Visit the official website of Crater Lake National Park

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