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Comment: Re:Milky Way (Score 4, Informative) 118

by raptor_87 (#36074080) Attached to: Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image

In an area with minimal/no light pollution, the Milky Way is about as hard to miss as the ground. It appears as a giant (10+ degree wide) ragged band with various dark spots and veins. At the right times of year/night, you can see it stretching from horizon to horizon.

But in most towns, it's just a faint bit of paleness near the zenith. And completely invisible in even a small city.

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