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Rondaru t1_j5edq2e wrote

You're not really seeing a night sky if you're not seeing the Milky Way with naked eyes. Knowing that you're now actually seeing a glimpse of the huge galaxy we live in and that this was a regular mundane sight for everyone before electrical light pollution is humbling.


ProfessorEsoteric OP t1_j5ej0y0 wrote

I got turned onto it when I was 18, up Mount Washington camping and the galactic centre was visible in the sky. We had coffees and found a local guide to talk us through what we could see above. Never looked up with the same eyes since.