Indeed, as we all slept, the Milky Way rose each morning around 2AM. I programmed my camera to take photos of it until dawn. Here it was rising over a canyon wall, just barely visible. Over the next three hours, it rotated through the sky gorgeously.
For a serene moment on this Sunday, watch and listen to this time lapse video of the Milky Way rotating through the sky. The video condenses 3 hours of Milky Way viewing into a bit more than a minute. If you run into trouble watching it here, you can view it on Youtube.
I hope that you're having a relaxed Sunday.