I ain’t never seen the Milky Way rise in the night sky, though if I ever do I am certain I will fall to my knees in space-supplication.
Bret Webster took a gorgeous photo of our Milky Way galaxy hanging out above a raging monsoon at Canyonlands National Park. It’s one of those tit-tightening reminders that we’re at all times we are within a galaxy, orbiting the center of the universe. Astounding.
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Good lord is this ever the shining paradigmatic example of space porn. That is the Milky Way galaxy and much, much more shining across the night sky in Switzerland.
What’s visible in the night sky during this time of year? To help illustrate the answer, a beautiful land, cloud, and skyscape was captured earlier this month over NeuchÃ¢tel, Switzerland. Visible in the foreground were the snow covered cliffs of the amphitheater shaped Creux du Van, as well as distant trees, and town-lit clouds. Visible in the night sky (at midnight) were galaxies including the long arch of the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy (M31), and the Triangulum galaxy (M33). Star clusters visible included NGC 752, M34, M35, M41, the double cluster, and the Beehive (M44). Nebulas visible included the Orion Nebula (M42), NGC 7822, IC 1396, the Rosette Nebula, the Flaming Star Nebula, the California Nebula, the Heart and Soul Nebulas, and the Pacman Nebula.
I need to be wherever this picture can be taken. Almost too gorgeous to fathom as real.