Starry starry night

When you look up at night sky with your naked eyes, you can see the Moon, several planets, and many stars.

If you are in a dark location away from city light pollution and it the moonlight is not too bright, you may also see the Milky Way which is a large barred spiral galaxy

In pristine conditions, you can see about ten thousand stars, nine galaxies, and thirteen nebulae.

It’s humbling to think that over the centuries, people like you and me have looked up at the night sky and seen the same constellations and galaxies.


Photo by Sam Willis on