The core of the Milky Way galaxy becomes visible off the La Jolla coast just after the sun has set. Along the horizon, you can still see the warm orange glow of the sun.
I didn't think it was actually possible to get a picture of the Milky Way at sunset but it happened to me. I had been searching for places to take a coastline shot of the MW in and about San Diego and then a friend suggested this place in La Jolla that she had scouted out that day. I had never been to this spot before and everything just came together and it turned out like magic. I owe her big time.
Sunset was at 6:15 and I made this image just after 7pm. The sky was really clear and dry due to the Santa Ana winds and the core of the milky way became visible before the sunset completely faded.
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