Milky Way over an Atlantic coastline

Milky Way over an Atlantic coastline

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Caption: Milky Way over an Atlantic coastline. This view shows stars and nebulae (red) in the region of the Milky Way in the constellations of Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus, seen over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, north-eastern USA. The planet Jupiter is the brightest object (upper centre). Sirius, closer to the horizon at lower left, is the brightest star. Visible near the horizon is airglow (red and green), the natural emission of the Earth's upper atmosphere.

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