This is a frame from my new film for International Dark Sky Week 2014: vimeo.com/markg/darkskies

Here's a fun fact - the light my camera is capturing here of the Milky Way galactic center is approximately 27,000 years old. This means this light would have left the galactic center of the Milky Way during the late stone age period here on earth.

It's not easy to get a photograph of this clarity without a finding a location with the darkest of skies free from light pollution. Thankfully there are still locations like this not far from where I live in Wellington, New Zealand.

copyright 2014 | Mark Gee | theartofnight.com

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