The Milky Way Galaxy
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The Milky Way is the Galaxy that contains our Solar System. The Milky Way is visible from Earth as a hazy band of white light, some 30° wide, across the night sky. The light originates from the accumulation of unresolved stars and other material located in the direction of the galactic plane. Dark regions within the band, such as the Great Rift and the Coalsack,are areas where interstellar dust blocks light from distant stars. The area of sky that the Milky Way obscures is called the Zone of Avoidance.
The Milky Way has a relatively low Surface brightness. This makes the Milky Way difficult to see from brightly lit urban or suburban areas, but very prominent when viewed from rural areas when the Moon is below the horizon.
Center of the Milky Way viewed from the Mountains of West Virginia, USA, Forest Wander (2010) Wikimedia Commons.
Retrieved and adapted, january 2019 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way