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Is Milky Way visible in Manila?
The galactic center of the Milky Way is visible over the city lights of Makati and Quezon City in this photo by Philippine Astronomical Society president Kashogi Astapan. The Philippine Astronomical Society recently shared a photo of the galaxy taken from Manila.
What time does the Milky Way appear?
Generally speaking, the best time to see the Milky Way is during the Milky Way season, which goes from February to October, usually between 00:00 and 5:00, and on nights with a new moon. This, however, will vary depending on the hemisphere, your latitude, and other factors like the moon phase.
Where is the Milky Way located today?
The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy comprised of a bar-shaped core region surrounded by a flat disk of gas, dust and stars about 120,000 light-years wide. Our solar system is located about 27,000 light-years from the galactic center within one of the disk’s four spiral arms.
How do you stargaze for beginners?
What is astronomy and stargazing?
- Drive as far away as you can from city lights to avoid light pollution.
- Check the weather to make sure the sky is optimal for what you want to see.
- Use astronomy apps to know when interesting objects like the Milky Way core will be visible.
- Make sure you bring snacks and water.