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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Moon over the Ohio River

The full arch of the Milky Way stretches across the horizon on a clear night atop Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia.

Mercury, Venus, and a waxing crescent moon rise above the valley of the Ohio River. Photo courtesy Jess Thornton.

The Byrd Telescope glows red in the darkness at Green Bank.
Leaning over the Endless Wall, a shadowy figure pretends of offer a star to the void of the New River Gorge.

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