Night falls and stars arise.

The main reason for this journey was to view the night sky at Cherry Spring State Park. I’d attempted a few times in the past but have always been thwarted by rain and clouds.

Tonight would be clear. Mostly.

I made some dinner then got a fire started.

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I lay for awhile on the picnic bench seat watching as the stars became more and more visible. Satisfied the fire was completely out, I gathered up my camera gear and walked up to the viewing field.

Holy crap. 

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Other observers told me that a slight cloud cover was greatly reducing visibility. Guess I’ll have to go back. And next time I’ll bring better shoes and toe warmers.

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With more rain forecast for the next day, I decided to cut my trip short and left early the next morning.

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