Space...The Milky Way. The Milky Way is the spiral galaxy where our solar system lives. It is 100,000 light years in diameter and 1000 light years thick at the center of the galactic disk. There are 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way. Our Sun is 26,400 light years from the galactical center. On a dark night, we can see a faint hazy whitish band of starlight spanning the sky. That band is the Milky Way galaxy.
The gorgeous descent of the sun, the end to the day, is a true blessing with a sunset view and the colours it creates in the sky and warms our hearts. To understand it's true effect on our bodies, go to https://itsmypleasure.com.au
"The moon had just set directly where the Milky Way became visible giving the sky a turquoise glow that I have not seen since. These are the tufa towers at Mono Lake on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains outside of Yosemite National Park. The combination of the Milky Way and these ancient formations gives the image a timeless quality. This is a 2 shot vertical panorama. I wanted the image to be like a slice of time and space, thus, the title."
Millions of stars erupt in the night sky over Mount Rainier National Park, creating this dazzling pic of the Milky Way and Washington’s iconic mountain. Photo courtesy of Kevin Shearer. — with KDS Photography at Mount Rainier National Park.