I was taking an [admittedly terrible] shot of this E30 in Venice, CA with a 25 second exposure at night. A random guy rode through my frame on a bicycle with blue LED lights wrapped around his wheelspokes, and this is the result.
Your public lands are a great place to watch the night sky and view the Milky Way. Approximately 80% of Americans can’t see the Milky Way from their homes. Escape city lights and head for your public lands for a memorable evening star gazing. This week is a great week to get out there - a new moon means that there isn’t much additional light pollution (tip: get away from cities). Next week the Perseid Meteor shower should be spectacular - some are estimating 200 meteors per hour!
These photos were taken last night in Colorado at Window Rock on Shelf Road around 11 PM (Camera Specs: Canon 60D f/2.8 ISO 3200 25 second exposure). Photo and write up by Kyle Sullivan, BLM Public Affairs Specialist.