Our friend Shreenivasan Manievannan posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. He wrote that, from this beach in southern California, even with all the light pollution from nearby Los Angeles, the Milky Way rose and was visible to the unaided eye. Thank you, Shreenivasan! Beautiful photo.
We’re getting many comments this month about the return of the Milky Way for late night and early morning stargazers. The best time to see it in the evening is around August, but you can also glimpse it now – stretching across a dark country sky – if you stay up late, or get up early.
Bottom line: Malibu stargazer, a photo by Shreenivasan Manievannan. Visit his page on 500px.com.
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