Milky Way's seasonal transition captured in gorgeous night sky photo

Byline: Miguel Claro, Space.com ContributorMiguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory photo ambassador and member of The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical “skyscapes” that connect both Earth and night sky. Join Claro here as he takes us through his photograph “A Galactic Arch is Featuring the Summer and Winter Parts of the Milky Way above a Dead Tree.”A starry night scene captured at the end of summer from the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve in Portugal shows the Milky Way’s galactic arc shimmering above a dead tree in Noudar Park. The mosaic image features two sides of the Milky Way that are not usually visible at the same time. On the left side of the photo is the “summer Milky Way,” which gradually disappears in the western horizon when the summer season…



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