Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Sun at Winter Solstice

Some may wonder where the summer Milky Way has gone, or perhaps were in the sky the Sun is located around local noontime on the day of the Winter Solstice.

The Sun, plotted here in relative size and position to the starry sky. One imagines what a total solar eclipse would look like with the stunning Milky Way background.

Conversely, this is roughly where the Summer Solstice Full Moon is placed amongst the stars.

Background image was shot in 2008 from my dark sky in Sullivan, Maine