Traveling west from the town of Delta, Utah one will find……. well, not much, which makes it perfect for a clear view of the night sky:
This view is from the (almost) dry lake bed of Sevier Lake, one of those spots that can be rather eerie at night.
The Silver Island Mountains, just north of the Bonneville Salt Flats, at night (well, almost night):
The opening view of this panorama features a bright band of light which extends up and intersects the Milky Way. This is the Zodiacal Light, which is not the porch light of a palm reader, but illuminated dust and debris in our solar system which is concentrated along the same plane as the planets orbiting our sun. A link below the panorama tells more about this phenomenon.
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In winter there is a lot of, well…… dark. In the sparsely populated western regions of Utah this dark is well preserved:
This panorama contains several interesting sky features which are detailed in the text beneath the panorama. I hope you enjoy it.
For almost all of us, a flat, blank, empty space becomes a canvas we feel a need to fill. The Bonneville Salt Flats is one such place:
For many years this “canvas” has been used for filming, advertising production, race car driving,and a host of other endeavors. I like it simply for the surface texture.
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