Filmmaker Mike Zorger spent months filming the skies above the western U.S., but wanted to focus on finding dark, beautifully lit night skies on the eastern half of the country. He was told it didn’t exist, but he continued his search.
At one point, he stumbled across a small section of West Virginia called the Monongahela National Forest. There are only 2 roads that pass between towns that have 1 gas station and a small convenience store. In this part of remote West Virginia, he recorded what might be one of the best videos to come out of West Virginia together. (A few shots were taken in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.)
If you’re from the Mountaineer State, you’ll most likely puff your chest with pride. If you’ve never been there before, this is why West Virginia has been called the most beautiful state in America.