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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Summer Milky Way

The Summer Milky Way rises over the distant cities and towns of Peloponnese as beams of light reach into the night sky at the Gulf of Corinth in West Greece. Interestingly enough, the middle beam seems to be pointing out locations in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way between the Lagoon Nebula and the Ptolemy Cluster.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Erateini, Greece
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alexandros Maragos