Night Sky

2012-07-27 17:20:55.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Photo by Observer Ryan Knapp

Living and working on the summit of Mount Washington can be very rewarding. We see incredible views, high winds, cold temperatures, and visitors from all over the world. But what do we see at night? Well on a clear night when we can see the stars the night sky is something incredible. With the limited light pollution from the surrounding areas we are able to capture a spectacular sky. Pictures from our photo journal show some of the night sky that has been captured.

Last week right before Seek the Peak Observer Ryan Knapp set his camera up outside to capture the night sky from an hour after sunset to an hour before sunrise. He compiled these pictures together to make a video that shows the star trails through the night. You can view the video on our YouTube channel and can read more in the description of this video on how Ryan was able to compile this video from the pictures he took. Pictures will also follow next week when Ryan returns to the summit.

 

Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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