Treat yourself to a few minutes of gorgeous meditative video and watch this time-lapse sequence of the Milky Way from South Dakota, by Randy Halverson. You must pop this up to full-screen to get the full effect.
Plains Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.
Thanks to Phil Plaitt’s Bad Astronomy blog for this one. Here are more links to similarly amazing vistas.
Well, like this one.
That's stunning! I so love astronomy. And being out in the country staring up at the sky is one of the best things!
Jeffrey A. Carver