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Night Sky

Posted on Sunday Jul 31, 2005

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One of the coolest things about Baja is the lack of light pollution because there are no cities around. At night the sky fills with stars and planets. The Milky Way glows in a bright band of stars and clusters that span from one edge of the sky to the other. Meteors streak across the star lit background in a high speed burn out. With a pair of binoculars, we can see moons around Jupiter, bright stars like Polaris, Arturis and nebulas and galaxies as if we were peeking through the Hubble Telescope. We can see so many stars that there are less black patches than bright white spots. Unfortunately we can?¢â??¬â??¢t adjust the expose time on our digital camera to capture the night sky, so you?¢â??¬â??¢ll just have to imagine it.