(Written Monday April 30, 19:50 Kenya time) Something else to enjoy… the stars out here are phenomenal. The moon is nearly full so the first half of the night, the moon overpowers many of the stars. However at some point the moon sets, and for the hour or so before sunrise that I've actually managed to crawl out of bed and set up a camera, the stars are pure magic. The milky way spreads from horizon to horizon. I'm no astral photographer so I'm still trying to figure this thing out, but this shot is taken with a 14mm lens. That's a really, really wide lens. What you see here is a very large portion of the sky – not a zoomed in, cropped close-up. Yes, it really does look like this out here. (click through for a larger version)

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