Part of the constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)
I recently pointed my Samyang 12mm southeast over the glow of downtown Monroe to capture a time lapse from dusk until dawn. The Milky Way even lurks over bright downtown Monroe, if you know how to find it.
During the trek up a 1-mile, 1,200-foot fire service road to reach the lookout, we encountered thunder (but not lightning), a black bear, storm clouds and more. However, later that evening the skies clear and this happened. After verifying the Milky Way was visible with my 12mm lens, I decided to switch to the 50mm lens.
The Milky Way as it arched over Snoqualmie Point Park.
A Milky Way shot from Index, WA.
Venus is partially covered by clouds. To the left rises the core of the Milky Way.
This glimpse of star-filled skies features a dense part of the Milky Way.