This photo is aimed toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Captured on May 18, 2018 by Karthik Easvur in Pondicherry, India. The bright object on the far left is Mars, still brightening, due to get brighter in 2018 than it has been since 2003.
Karthik Easvur submitted this image to EarthSky, saying:
Isn’t this amazing???
Thank you, Karthik, and yes, it is amazing!
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