If it ever happens that the entire Milky Way seems to collapse on your head, don't despair. This happens twice a day. When in the East the Sun rises, the wonders of the night sky become less bright than the sunlight scattered by the Earth's atmosphere, so they pale and eventually disappear from our sight. We see them again when the Earth eclipses again, during the night, the brightness of our Sun.
This daily battle between Heaven and Earth was dramatically captured in a double, digitally contrasted exhibition, over the Kofa Mountains in Arizona in May 2003. Dark dust, millions of stars and the reddish glow of the gas highlight the plane of our Milky Way, which spans thousands of light years, behind the land mountains.
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