Rocky Mountain National Park Milky Way Photography

Hot Spot Location

Rocky Mountain National Park Milky Way Photography - Pamela Goodyer

Milky Way/Night Photography Location

Rocky Mountain National Park contains some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Astrophotographers and Milky Way photographers flock to this area at the right time of year. This ultimate location brings dark skies and jaw-dropping photography. You can see our suggestions about where to stay below. The image of the Milky Way over the lake is right outside your door in Colorado Cabin Adventure.

Most impressive about this location is the ability to see Moose, Elk, and Milky Way. Rocky Mountain National Park is so dark you can walk just a few steps from your cabin and easily photograph the Milky Way. While you are here, check our links below to see when the best time of year to do Milky Way photography would be.

Furthermore, don’t screw up on this part. The Milky Way core is only visible on certain months of the year on certain days of the month. You will also need to know what time of night the Milky Way rises above the horizon.

In conclusion, put Rocky Mountain National Park on your list of places to go to do Milky Way Photography this year.

How to Shoot Milky Way Photography Rocky Mountain National Park

The Milky Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive “milky” is derived from the appearance from Earth of the galaxy – a band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (galaxías kýklos, “milky circle”).From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610. Until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that the Milky Way contained all the stars in the Universe.[28] Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis,[29] observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies.