Stars & Moon - Jim Nevill Photography
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Star Trails Over The Potter Schoolhouse

This photo was taken the evening of January 1, 2014 during a very rare celestial event, New Moon on New Years Day. Built in 1873, the house was originally the Potter Schoolhouse, then a local community center, an inn, a restaurant, and a guesthouse. It’s now a private residence, Hitchcock saved the property in 1963 with the filming of "The Birds". The redwood building had been abandoned the year before he decided to film. The bright lights to the right side of the frame are from downtown Bodega, CA. The darker sky to the top left is the Milky Way.