14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A clear, dark night revealed the Milky Way our galactic home.
My mother's death last year led me to spend some time thinking about my life. A week later I photographed the night sky, something I like to do on clear, dark nights. As I processed the photo, I realized that my mother's Greek name, "Ourania," translates to sky or heaven. I call this picture "Hello Mom!"
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||Nov. 23, 2016, 3:13 p.m.