The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening sky over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova exploding in the central bulge of the galaxy. Venus was almost aligned with the galactic center in Sagittarius that night (2-degrees, lower left of Venus), though with the physical distance of over 25,000 light years! To the left of Venus is the bright Sagittarius Star Cloud and 4 degrees above Venus is the M8 or Lagoon nebula appearing in red. Click on the second photo to see a wider angle panoramic view of this scene. © Babak Tafreshi



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  • Narges Reply

    So beautiful…

    July 4, 2014 at 3:37 am
  • Kush Parmar Reply

    HI! Is there a chance I can purchase a print or copy of your supernova dream image that was shot in Kenya?
    Many thanks, Kush

    December 14, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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