Monday, December 25, 2017
MILKY WAY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN SKY
The Southern Cross (centre right), Alpha and Beta Centauri (centre), and the Eta Carinae nebula (right) are embedded in a rich section of the southern Milky Way. The dark patch to the left of the Cross is dark nebula called Coalsack, composed of interstellar dust.
Image credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN) / NASA / APOD (2016 Mar 25 labeled)