The Milky Way from Skyros Island, Greece

August 19, 2015


Photographer: Stavros Hios 
Summary Authors: Stavros Hios; Jim Foster
Arching across the night sky as shown above on this impressive panorama is the Milky Way as observed from Skyros Island, Greece. If it's sufficiently dark the Milky Way can be seen throughout the year, however, it's an easier target to observe when the Sun is on the opposite side of the sky -- during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. The Milky Way is most luminous (greatest density of stars) in the direction of the Galactic Center, at far right (south). Note the Church of St. Ermolaos in the background, at center. Panorama taken on July 21, 2015.
Photo Details: NIKON D7000 camera; image consist of 19 frames; each exposed for 30 seconds.