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Constellations and Cloudy Skies

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Constellations and Cloudy Skies


Explanation:

Recorded earlier in July, the clouds of
planet Earth
reflect moonlight and a faint, reddish glow in
this serene sea and skyscape.

Beyond them lie the cosmic dust and star clouds of
the Milky Way.

The near-midnight view
looks south from a beach in northern France and finds
the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer,
peaking above the horizon.

Bright planet
Jupiter rules on the right, wandering
among the stars of the constellation
Scorpius.

Of course, the Galactic Center itself
is hidden behind the
Milky Way clouds in Sagittarius.

To find them, just put your cursor over the picture and
follow the arrow.




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