14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Moon drifts in front of the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae
This photo is a 3-hour long exposure of the central band of our Milkyway Galaxy, showing The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae, about 4,077 light years away. I added the moon to show how large these cosmic structures are in the night sky.
© Marc Leatham.
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||July 26, 2016, 5:34 p.m.