On the night of 20 July 2014, the galactic center of the Milky Way was located at about 40 degrees above and almost parallel to the horizon if you’re facing SE direction, right after sunset, in Singapore. I love shooting Milky Way when it’s almost parallel to the horizon because I could capture most part of the Milky Way and it goes well with most of the foregrounds in Singapore.
July is one of the good months for astrophotographers who want to do a day-to-night time-lapse and also good for those who can’t stay up late to shoot the Milky Way. But as we enter into the month of August, the galactic center of the Milky Way will be located higher in the sky after sunset and it will disappear earlier before sunrise, as days go by.
So here’s an image taken right after sunset at Punggol and it’s kinda special because we don’t usually see such pristine sky condition right after sunset in Singapore. Hope you like it!