Even from amidst the bright dazzle of the city lights of Victoria, the moon, the major planets, and several iconic constellations are clearly visible to the naked eye as we gaze skyward. However, as we head out into the great outdoors on trips with Power To Be, especially on an overnight camping adventure, the night skies open up to their stunning beauty, leaving us awe struck by the myriads of stars overhead.
On a dark moonless night, the disk of our galaxy, the Milky Way, arches directly overhead, with dark dust lanes weaving through the twinkling thousands of stars. It is best to lie back on the ground and let your eyes and mind soak it all in. It is also nice to know a bit about what we are seeing, and this blog is meant to get you started in that direction.