a/n: Inspired by @spidereyhes ‘s Skyline. After reading it I started thinking about writing a lil something. This randomly appeared in the middle of the night.
pairing: peter parker x reader
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The milky way band was distinct over here in Arizona, like glitter scattered across a clear lake. It was the night you had snuck out of the hotel room where the rest of your classmates were sleeping. The trip to Arizona was a reward for winning the Academic Decathlon and you couldn’t have been more excited, but the trip wasn’t as you had imagined. You expected late-night stargazing and meditative morning hikes, but all you got was three museums and a depressing little park. So here you were, looking up at the stars on a cool, dry Arizona night. You wanted nothing more than to reach out and wade among the planets. With both arms extended out, you could almost feel the sky around you.
I’m actually scheduling this post of the rising Milky Way over the US Deserts as the Steve Miller Band song “Fly like an Eagle” plays in the background behind me. Somehow the lyric “Time keeps on slipping into the future” really works when you’re looking at a recording of light that is tens of millions of years old.
The Milky Way Over Monument Valley : You don’t have to be at Monument Valley to see the Milky Way arch across the sky like this – but it helps. Only at Monument Valley USA would you see a picturesque foreground that includes these iconic rock peaks called buttes. Buttes are composed of hard rock left behind after water has eroded away the surrounding soft rock. In the featured image taken in 2012, the closest butte on the left and the butte to its right are known as the Mittens, while Merrick Butte can be seen just further to the right. High overhead stretches a band of diffuse light that is the central disk of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. The band of the Milky Way can be spotted by almost anyone on almost any clear night when far enough from a city and surrounding bright lights. via NASA