Slide Show: West Virginia by Night, the works of Jesse Thornton

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The Milky Way arches over Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, in one of 20 photos by Jesse Thornton.

Rural and mountainous, West Virginia is home to some of the darkest skies in the eastern U.S. — a circumstance of which photographer Jesse Thornton has been made good use. Join us as we explore some of his most recent works, photographs that capture legendary West Virginia landscapes by both star-shine and city lights. , , Seneca Rocks, the New River Gorge, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory — all take on magical aspects as seen through his lens.

Select from the numbered squares below to peruse 20 amazing photos.

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