The Milky Way Of Upper Michigan

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    On a trip to Upper Michigan I explored Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for 11 days near the city of Munising, Michigan. On my last night in the area I knew I wanted to capture the hidden gem in the night sky, the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. Upper Michigan has some of the darkest skies in the world yet, thanks to the great expanse of untouched wilderness up here.

    While photographing waterfalls I had come across a lake I knew would work perfect for what I had in mind. Along Highway 94 just southwest of Munising, Michigan is a lake called Ackerman Lake. I headed south out of town making my way to the lake. After parking my car and grabbing my gear, I couldn't believe how incredibly dark it was up here. I watched the Milky Way traverse through the night sky, casting a faint glow onto the landscape around me.

    Venus shined brightly next the the galactic heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. It put into perspective just how massive the universe really is. Almost every star we see is located within our own galaxy, which is estimated to be home to over 400 billion stars. There is so much we cannot see due to our own perspective and where we sit in one of the middle dust bands of our galactic home.

    I watched the stars as I listened to the bullfrogs bellow around the lake. The smell of summer was rich in the night air. I felt so disconnected from our own world of technology and the busy hustle of life, and yet I felt at home. Here among the lake and the bullfrogs, a peaceful solitude took over. I starred off into the heart of our galaxy as I wondered what else was out there.

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