MILKY WAY OVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S STIRLING RANGES

MILKY WAY OVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S STIRLING RANGES

MILKY WAY OVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S STIRLING RANGES

Image Credit & Copyright: Paul Pichugin. CLICK image for larger view and look below for many more of Paul’s links and information.

Here’s another great image from Paul Pichugin and this one like the last one I featured comes from Western Australia. Western Australia’s Sterling Ranges are some of the most clear, dark skies remaining in the world, at least on land. When you see photos like this hopefully it gives you the desire to not only get out and see views like this for yourself but also to be more conscious of your personal light pollution at night because after all, we only have one night sky.
Seen here, our home galaxy stretches diagonally across the black sky, glowing with the energy of a hundred billion suns as we travel along its plane at 828,000 km/hr. (514,495 mph.), taking 225 million years to complete one cosmic year or galactic year.

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Stirling Range National Park, Australia: http://www.environment.gov.au/node/19698

 

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