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MILKY WAY SUMMER VIEWING SEASON STARTS

27 Jun 2019, 15:46 UTC
MILKY WAY SUMMER VIEWING SEASON STARTS
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Hey Space Placers!With the Moon racing towards the Sun for next Tuesday's total solar eclipse the night sky beckons us right after it gets dark.If you are fortunate enough to live in a dark sky location or are on vacation where the sky is dark, you are in for a real night sky treat - the Milky Way.Our home galaxy is visible now in both hemispheres as a band of milky white light cut by seemingly empty patches of sky which is really huge bands of dust.The Milky Way at Sea Off the Coast of Sydney, AUGreg RedfernCloseup of Southern Milky Way Taken At SeaGreg RedfernSummer Milky WayGreg RedfernThe Summer Milky Way Overhead at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National ParkGreg Redfern80-90 % of people on the North American continent cannot see the Milky Way due to light pollution. SO if you get to a dark sky site this summer make sure you look for the Milky Way in the sky.Sky Guy Greg

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