18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
San Manuel Milky Way

The vibrant core of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over the Sonoran Desert just outside of San Manuel, Arizona. The stillness of the night is broken only by a single passing car, which illuminates the giant saguaro cacti standing tall against a field of stars.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: San Manuel, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Ra
Copyright: © Lynsey Schroeder
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