Between Night and Day

Between night and day
Between night and day

Between Night and Day

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There is an ever-so-faint hint of orange glow on the horizon, and the background sky colour is blue, both indicators that another day is beginning. There are still plenty of stars to be seen though along with the Magellanic Cloud galaxies (at right) and the dust lanes and star concentrations of the Milky Way (left hand side). The dark patch that’s about 1/3 in from the left and 1/3 down from the top of the shot is the nebula known as the “Coal Sack”, which obscures the light of the millions of stars behind it. The Ngarrindjeri people, one of the indigenous nations of Australia, saw this dark patch as a stingray swimming. The stars of the “Southern Cross” asterism look like a kite that is laying on its side just above the Coal Sack.

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