California has an euphoric way of unveiling the cosmos. When I lived there, I went camping several times in places like Joshua Tree and Yosemite. And I was always amazed how intimate the night sky felt in those places, how the hum of humanity would quiet and let the universe sing with an elegance I haven’t heard anywhere else in the country.
I stumbled on this video of Yosemite that reminded me of those times. I recommend you watch this in HD and let it fill your screen. Enjoy the awe.