Every year around this time, we begin seeing early-morning captures of the starry band of our Milky Way galaxy stretched across the sky. The galaxy surrounds us in space. But the richest part of it as viewed from Earth – toward the galactic center – comes back into view in our morning skies around this time of year. The best views of the galaxy will be visible earlier and earlier, until the galaxy is at its best in the evening hours around August.
More photos of the Milky Way
Bottom line: Milky Way season begins in the wee morning hours of spring. The EarthSky community shares their first photos of the season.
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