Astrophoto: Clouds Above, Clouds Below

by Nancy Atkinson on August 27, 2014

A northern hemisphere summertime view of the Milky Way in Sagittarius. Credit and copyright: Greg Redfern.

A northern hemisphere summertime view of the Milky Way in Sagittarius. Credit and copyright: Greg Redfern.

What a gorgeous view of the dusty cloud of the Milky Way arch hovering over clouds low on the horizon here on Earth! Fellow NASA Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfern took this image of our galactic center in the constellation Sagittarius.

“If you have dark skies look to the south to see this grand spectacle,” Greg said via email. “It stretches across the entire sky.”

Greg shot the image during the Almost Heaven Star Party, an annual astronomy event sponsored by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. The star party is held in Spruce Knob, West Virginia, which boasts the darkest skies in the mid-Atlantic region of the US.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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