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When is Milky Way Season?

I’ve been asked a lot about when exactly the milky way is visible. So I made this infographic to illustrate the progression of milky way season throughout the year. It […]

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower

Shooting stars are unpredictable and may appear anywhere in the sky. For this reason meteor photography is all about maximizing your chances for the best shot at capturing that elusive […]

Color Scale Meaning

I’ve been asked this a lot. What does the color scale on the light pollution map actually mean? There are 15 colors found on the map. Some have tried to […]

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

A Geminid meteor above the Montana Rockies in 2017 [Buy Photo] The Geminid meteor shower is consistently the best one of the year. With a zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of […]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

  Coming up this week is one of my favorite astronomical events of the year: the Perseid meteor shower. Hundreds or thousands of meteors will streak across the sky on the most active […]

How To See the Milky Way

There are few views as awe-inspiring as seeing the milky way from a dark site. If someone unfamiliar with it sees a picture of the milky way without a terrestrial reference […]