Story: Night sky

The Milky Way’s central bulge

The Milky Way’s central bulge

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy is between the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius, and is high in the sky above New Zealand in winter. This is the widest part of the Milky Way and appears full of bright clouds and dark bands of dust.

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John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Galaxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7923/the-milky-ways-central-bulge (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006