MT. RAINIER’S MILKY WAY GALAXY.
Photo Credit: Dave Morrow
Dave Morrow is a staple in the world of wide field night sky photography as he puts out perfect photo after perfect photo. Each seemingly better than the last as he hones his skills with each night…..This time we are settled in near Mt Rainier, Washington. As the Earth rolls across the blanket of the Milky Way Galaxy, he waited for the timing to be perfect and captured this iconic image of our galaxy as it appeared to be shooting out of the corked stratovolcano.
Mt Rainier rises 14,410 ft. above sea level and is an active stratovolcano and one that is very much on the disaster preparedness folk’s minds, especially those near Seattle as its only 54 miles southeast from downtown. It is the most glaciated mountain in the US and that is a major concern (Lahar potential) as well as tourist attraction to the area.
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Smithsonian 2012 Photo Contest Finalist page for this photo: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/10th-annual/10th-Annual-Photo-Contest-Finalists-Natural-World-194333591.html
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Mt Rainier National Park: http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm