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I saw this a day the ligts were out, at a small town on northwestern Puerto Rico. Seeing the Milky Way in plain sight is amazing. I wonder how magnificent it mist have been before electricity dimmed it out for us.

An awesome shot I took of the Milky Way over a Virginia farm. A late Perseid meteor made an appearance just in time for me!

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way (Oct 20 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) Explanation: Ghostly apparitions of two fundamental planes in planet Earth's sky span this October all-sky view. The scene was captured from a lakeside campsite under dark skies in northern Maine, USA. In it, the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy arcs above faint airglow along the horizon. Zodiacal light, a band of dust scattering sunlight along the solar system's ecliptic plane (...) #astronomy #space