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Old 01-04-2017, 12:00 PM

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Yarra Valley, VICTORIA.

Last night we were at the Little Yarra Steiner School in The Yarra Valley Victoria, about 1h 20min from Inner SE Suburbs Melbourne and witnessed a wonderfully moving performance of The St. John Passion By J.S. Bach. If that wasn't enough (it was great and a credit to the school, all the students and the soloists), nature's miracle was waiting outside - a VERY clear and VERY dark sky. I thought this is defiently an area to come back to for imaging the heavens.

I checked the area on the Dark Site map and it was on the border of dark blue and black at 0.28 on their radiance scale. In fact a few hundred metres further down the road was the start of the black zone, and the reading was 0.02 !! See excerpt from Light Pollution Map and wide view relative to Melbourne.

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