Eye on the Sky

eye on sky dark sky imageOne of the beauties of having a dark sky protected place is the amazing opportunity it presents for photography. We love to share the amazing photos that are taken at the Headlands, so please send them our way! Email your favorite Headlands pics, night or day, to darksky@emmetcounty.org or post to our Facebook page. We will post them here on this website, too!

 

Pictured here to kick off our Eye on the Sky feature is a photo taken by Paulina Adams, a recent graduate of Harbor Springs High School, at the park in late summer 2014, as a guest was lining up to take a shot of the sky!

Spectacular video shows what’s happening over Northern Michigan after dark

Long after the time many are fast asleep, Shawn Stockman-Malone is headed to work photographing some of the most brilliant night-sky activities over Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Over the past year, Stockman-Malone, who has been a featured presenter at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County, has created a stunning time-lapse compilation of various night sky events from 2012. Shooting stars whiz past, the aurora borealis dances in a symphony of colors, nebulae appear, wildlife meander by and a lightning storm dazzles in these scenes captured after dark at the top of Michigan. Some of the scenes feature Emmet County’s Headlands park.

Stockman-Malone calls the end result “electrified cosmic goodness.” Check it out and see for yourself what happens after dark in Northern Michigan by clicking on the video below.(Information from Shawn on the video-host site details how she captured the images and some of her personal highlights of the experience.)

In the end, she tells why she did it: “I hope it inspires others to take time to find the beauty that is everywhere around us and also to raise an awareness about the importance of preserving our night wondrous starlit skies.”

North Country Dreamland from LakeSuperiorPhoto on Vimeo.