As another storm system blew through the Central Valley I was struck by the juxtaposition of the clouds under the stars.

A first quarter phase moon illuminated the clouds casting a pale glow as they crossed over.

I have not spent much time photographing the stars but I know enough to avoid long time exposures that could leave star trails as the earth rotates.

I managed to capture a few images as the clouds slipped past covering the moon enough to see the stars through the clouds.