20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
It's Full of Stars

This is an image of the Milky Way rising up from the 800 loop at Alley Spring Campground near Eminence, MO. Jupiter is that bright star to the left and you can just see the "teapot" of Sagittarius to the left of the base of the Milky Way, kind of pouring into it. The trees in the foreground are painted with a flashlight, and the trees in the background are painted with the eerie red light from the bathrooms in the 800 loop of the campground.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Eminence, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Ashley Martin