I'm biased. Let's get that out of the way right now. The little bit of ground on which this webcam is anchored is one of my favorite places on this planet, and it has some very, very sweet memories for me. Among other things, it was where I was on July 20th, 1969, when people first touched the Moon.
The place is Lick Observatory of the University of California. The webcam sits atop Mt. Hamilton in the California Coastal Range, and points northwestward toward the south end of the San Francisco Bay and toward the bustling "Silicon Valley" metropolis of Santa Clara County, California.
The view is ever-changing, ever-stunning. To see what it is right now, click here.
Google Earth reports its view thusly:
Panning upward, but maintaining the same orientation:
Here are some other recent captures: