Friday, May 11, 2012

all the stars in the sky

There is nothing like the night sky spangled with stars to make you feel small and insignificant.

On Sunday night, a friend and I climbed up a wooden observation tower, Parnell Tower, in the Kettle Moraine to stargaze. We've been up the tower during the day a number of times, and climbing the stairs in the dark was kind of odd. The trees surrounding were invisible in the darkness. Once we reached the top, the horizon spread out before us, with the city lights of Milwaukee and Sheboygan and West Bend and other smaller towns glowing. But the best sight was looking up. Being so high off the ground gave us a different perspective and a more clear view. The Milky Way was easy to see, a faint band stretched across the center of the sky.

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