With the Moon racing towards the Sun for next Tuesday's total solar eclipse the night sky beckons us right after it gets dark.
If you are fortunate enough to live in a dark sky location or are on vacation where the sky is dark, you are in for a real night sky treat - the Milky Way.
Our home galaxy is visible now in both hemispheres as a band of milky white light cut by seemingly empty patches of sky which is really huge bands of dust.
|The Milky Way at Sea Off the Coast of Sydney, AU|
|Closeup of Southern Milky Way Taken At Sea|
|Summer Milky Way|
|The Summer Milky Way Overhead at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park|
Sky Guy Greg