Night Sky – Constellations & the Milky Way
Weather is great topic of discussion on the Shore. People ask if you have heard the forecast. But the forecast is often for right along the shore which can be an entirely different temp than inland, which is separated by the big lake by a ridge. After while you learn to just look out the window. My tip is to remember to look at night, too.
when you look, you begin to see the ever changing skies manifest some awesome celestial phenomena. One reliable feature is the Milky Way. Our entire solar system sits minutely amid this massive spiraling star formation. The Milky Way arches across the sky throughout the year but is brightest in the summer and is most easily seen on moonless nights away from obstructing lights. Use binoculars to focus in on the stunning mass of shimmering stars.