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The spectacular star clouds of our Milky Way galaxy can be seen on any clear, dark, summer night. It forms a misty arch that runs north to south and passes overhead.

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Jimmy Westlake: The magnificent Milky Way

When the bright moon is not in the sky, the dark summer night reveals one of its most spectacular treasures — the soft, misty glow of the Via Lactea, or the Milky Way.

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