Friday, July 12th, 2013

Night Photos-Planets

Venus and Pink Beds in Fog-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Old Friends & Exploring New Frontiers

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Jupiter, Clouds, And Wine-Thirty

Jupiter and clouds in night sky

I’m very fortunate to live in location that’s pretty good for shooting the night sky. It’s not totally dark; there are several streetlights nearby, as well as the lights from my neighbors. But it’s dark enough that I can see the Milky Way pretty well, and there are some decent mountain ridges and trees that Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Tonight’s Nocturnal Image – Night Sky Over Fontana Lake In The Smokies

Venus, Jupiter, and the Pleiades

Okay, one more night photo from the Smokies in honor of my new book Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I promise something new for tomorrow night’s image.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Lunar Halo

Lunar halo around the full moon

My wife is a lunatic. And I’m sure glad that she is. Otherwise, she might not have stepped outside last month during the full moon to gaze at the sky. I was preparing for bed when she ran back inside to tell me there was a bright ring around the moon. Waiting for me outside was Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend!

A Leonid meteor streaks in the night sky in the constellation Orion

It’s time for one of the best meteors showers of the year. The annual Perseids typically produce rates up to one meteor per minute, but the rates could be even higher at times. The projected peak period is the early morning of this coming Sunday, August 12. However, the Perseids occur over several days and Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Nightly Night Photography Notes–Where all the Women are From

Jupiter and Venus in the twilight sky

Post Update: I am no longer making Nightly Night Photography Notes posts on this blog. Instead, I am providing regular night photography news updates through the Night Photography News eNewsletter. Signing up is free and easy. Simply click the link, enter your email address, and choose Night Photography News from the list choices. The two brightest Read more... you know you want to.