The Elusive Milky Way! / by Sagar Mukala

 Milky way over San Francisco

Milky way over San Francisco

Summer time is the best time of the year to view Milky way in the Northern hemisphere. However it's impossible to spot the Galactic core (towards the right in the picture) after August. With days running out and last weekend being a new moon weekend, I decided to go on a chase for the elusive Milky way. I drove couple of hours up north to Mount Tam and was able to get a decent shot. Towards the left you can see the light pollution coming from San Francisco bay. For best results, you definitely need to be away from the city to avoid light pollution. Hope you like it!

Till next time,
Sagar