Orono photographer and physicist, Sam Hess, photographed the aurora borealis on the Stillwater River just before 9 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of Sam Hess

For Mainers, it’s no secret that our state has some dazzling evening skies; but as The Washington Post reported Tuesday, it’s actually the only state east of Michigan with nighttime views not ruined by light pollution.

The BDN asked our readers where they have personally experienced a perfectly clear, star-filled night sky, and we got answers that include everything from the obvious Acadia to “some random blueberry barren in Machias.”

The proof is in the photos: Maine’s got some fantastic views. Here are a few more looks at some skies that can’t be missed.

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Credit: Dan Little | BDN
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Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Credit: Courtesy of Sam Hess
Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Credit: Dan Little

If you haven’t already found a picturesque Maine sky of your own, get out there with your camera now. You have no excuse.