Milky Way and Sagittarius - Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana
Milky Way and Sagittarius - Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana

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Caption   The Milky Way rises above a tent on the banks of the Missouri River, in Montana's Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The brightest area, located just above the horizon, is the bulge of billions of stars surrounding the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The darker band running diagonally through the milky way is dust concentrated in the plane of the galaxy's disk, obscuring the starlight. Just to the left of the galactic center is the constellation Sagittarius.
Photo Id   w1112-2450-da684
Date and Time   August 19, 2009   10:36 PM
Location   Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana
latitude 47° 40' 21.7" N       longitude 108° 46' 53.2" W
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Keywords   Milky Way, Sagittarius, stars, astrophotography, tent, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana, MT, United States
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