Gallery: Photographer captures starry skies above Okanagan Lake

Stars above Okanagan Lake. This image was taken by stitching together approx. a dozen 20-second exposures. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
A plane is seen taking off from Penticton Regional Airport during a clear night at Okanagan Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Lights from the city, looking north up Okanagan Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Stars above Okanagan Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Stars above Okanagan Lake, looking south toward Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Lights from the city, looking north up Okanagan Lake. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

As spring rolls in and nights become warmer, opportunities to stargaze become plentiful. Lately, many clear nights have allowed for exactly this.

Tuesday, March 3 served as a reminder that spring is here and summer is around the corner.

Penticton’s weather reached a record high of 16.1 degrees Celsius, the previous record being 15.2 set in 2005.

Pictured above are stars above Okanagan Lake, taken by Phil McLachlan with the Western News.

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