Behold, the Milky Way! Our Galaxy Glitters in This Spectacular Photo | 9/7/2018 | Staff
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Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory photo ambassador, a member of The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical skyscapes that connect Earth and the night sky. Join Miguel here as he takes us through his photograph "A Spring Arch of Milky Way."

The starry arc of the Milky Way galaxy sprawls across the evening sky on a spring night in this photo captured near the village of Campinho in Portugal's Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve.

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Visible high above the arc of the Milky Way is the bright-blue star Vega, which shines with an apparent magnitude of 0.0 (Vega is used as the standard reference star on the scale of stellar magnitude). Located in the Lyra constellation, Vega forms an asterism, or star pattern, well known as the Summer Triangle along with...
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