Intermediate Lake after Midnight
Around 1am on July 18th, this light show dazzled the waters of Intermediate Lake. Emerging from behind the wispy tendrils of high-flying cirrus clouds, is the single brightest object in this sky view. Our sun has cast a spotlight on Mars, and like a mirror in space it cast back to us. It's prominent reflection on the lake, after the sun's light having traveled nearly 200 million miles, is a testament to the power of our sun. Along the horizon below Mars you can see the light pollution from the Village of Bellaire. It creates a dome of light that obscures the starry sky. To the right of Bellaire however, the Milky Way rises in it's faithful arc from the southern horizon.