Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Georgia.
Here’s a brilliant new image by Chris Georgia of the Milky Way galaxy, our night sky companion over the Atlantic Ocean and above the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River; Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
In this image you can begin to feel an appreciation for the beauty of this 74 square-mile park and its landscape as well as the effort that goes into keeping it that way. And what about that night sky? The core of the Milky Way rises off the horizon as if it couldn’t make the turn (for our benefit). Along with the beautiful green hint of airglow is the light of a hundred billion stars glowing from beyond the blanket of gas and dust that lies along its plane.
Looking just to the right you see the red supergiant star Antares; the Heart of Scorpius, the scorpion and to the right of that is the always incredible Saturn, the Ringed Planet. Let’s roll our eyes back to the left, back to the galactic nucleus. If you look closely, just to the right of the galactic plane, you can clearly make out what’s known as the “Dark Horse.” It may take a little imagination but you can pretty easily make out its body, legs and head but apparently its tail is obscured or maybe it doesn’t have one, I dunno. Pretty cool though, in my humble opinion.
Thanks so much to Chris for yet another amazing image and check out more of his work in the links below as I can’t possibly show you everything that he produces. And if you’re ever in the area, spend a day and night in the great Acadia National Park.
Christopher M. Georgia Photography: http://www.cmgfoto.com/
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