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Camping out near Mount Rainier under a new moon and starry sky, watching the Milky Way quickly traverse the horizon.
This weekend at Mount Rainier the sky was full of clouds until around 8pm Saturday night when the clouds cleared and a bazillion stars came out. It was close to the new moon so no moonlight to interfere, and no city light pollution for miles. The Milky Way appeared around 9pm, and slowly moved across the sky and Rainier until it was in this position around 1 a.m.
Another photo from stargazing near the meadows of Rainier. The Milky Way was exploding off the Western face, and you can see the headlamps from midnight hikers on the Eastern ridge. This photo taken with the Sony RX1R, most incredible digital camera ever! ISO 3200, 20 seconds, F2.0, 35mm.