From the bloggers at Interstellar Orchard
A few of us opt to stay one more night at Salida, Colo., even though the convergence is officially over, and despite the strong winds, drizzle, and cold temperatures, the evening just doesn’t feel right without a campfire.
So we huddle around in our cold-weather gear with our feet almost in the fire pit. The rain blows over and it’s like someone has flipped a switch, the clouds vanish and the stars come out in force. They’re brighter than they’ve been the past week, maybe because the rain has cleared the dust from the sky. Brock gets one last night photograph, and it’s a real winner. The halo of light from the fire does interesting things to the color of the milky way.
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