Milky Way over Utah, and a moonlit blue hour
Mike Taylor captured this photo, and he wrote:
The Milky Way rises above the desert dunes at Goblin Valley State Park near Green River, Utah while the setting crescent moon lights up the foreground and creates a ‘blue hour’ glow in the sky.
Photographers like Mike speak of the blue hour fondly because it’s a great time to take photos. Sometimes, you might hear them refer to it as sweet light. Normally, we’d of the blue hour as a period of twilight each morning and evening, when the sun is fairly below the horizon. As such times, indirect sunlight gives the sky and landscape a bluish hue. In this case, the indirect light is being caused by the moon behind sand dunes in Goblin Valley.
Thank you, Mike!