Thu 2nd of Jul 2020 UTC Moon Phase Widget
Age: 12 days old
Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 90%
Distance: 369,350 km

The Galaxy, the Planet, and the Apple Tree

The Old Astronomer's Milky Way arcs through this peaceful northern sky. Against faint, diffuse starlight you can follow dark rifts of interstellar dust clouds stretching from the galaxy's core. They lead toward bright star Antares at the right, almost due south above the horizon. The brightest beacon in the twilight is Jupiter, though. From the camera's perspective it seems to hang from the limb of a tree framing the foreground, an apple tree of course. The serene maritime nightscape was ...Read more Star Naming Service

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