Kōrero: Night sky

The Milky Way’s central bulge

The Milky Way’s central bulge

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy is between the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius, and is high in the sky above New Zealand in winter. This is the widest part of the Milky Way and appears full of bright clouds and dark bands of dust.

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Starry Night Photography
Photograph by Chris Picking

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Galaxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7923/the-milky-ways-central-bulge (accessed 20 January 2020)

He kōrero nā John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006