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The Milky Way Rises On June 28


Saturday, June 28, could possibly be one of the best nights to catch a glimpse of the glittering river of stars that is our Milky Way galaxy!

Armed with binoculars, we invite you all to spend your Saturday night stargazing. Stretching up from the northeastern horizon, arching high up the eastern sky, and then down to the southern horizon, the misty trail will be visible to all seekers.

If you are new to stargazing, here are some interesting fatcs about our mother galaxy and how to best spot it!

What is the Milky Way:

We (Earthlings) are located in a galaxy called “The Milky Way.”

The Milky Way stretches all the way across the sky and a part of it is present every night, as every single star you see in the night sky is located within our Milky Way. Our galaxy contains constellations such as:

Perseus, Cassiopeia, Lacerta, Cygnus, Aquila, Sagittarius, Ophiuchus and Scorpius. Those who live closer to the Southern Hemisphere will also find Norma,Crux, and Carina as well as the Bow Of Orion.

How to spot the Milky Way:

The Milky Way is best seen under dark skies, at least half an hours drive outside of the city just far enough to get away from all the light pollution.
It takes at least 15 to 20 minutes for eyes to see their best in the dark. Any bright light source in the direction you look will diminish the view!

And if you are interested in taking pictures of the heavenly arch, stay tuned for our Milky Way Photography tutorial tomorrow!
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