Captured in 60-minute intervals by photographer Christian Sasse, the Milky Way appears to twist and plunge through the sky over Australia.
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See the Awesome March of the Milky Way Across the Night Sky
A photographer captures rare views of the galaxy as it spirals over southern Australia.
High overhead, the Milky Way galaxy twists itself into a whirling pinwheel, its glittering stars and dense, dark clouds weaving spirals on the sky.
At least, that’s the view photographer Christian Sasse revealed when he shared this image of the nighttime sky over southern Australia. Seen from Earth’s vantage point in one arm of the Milky Way, our galaxy appears to dive through the cosmos, its curling spine anchored to the sky by the southern celestial pole — one of the points around which the stars and all their minions appear to wander as Earth spins on its axis.
Sasse made the image he shared on Twitter from a series of 30-second-long exposures, each taken 50 minutes apart, over 10