Where and when i can see milky way?


Ronald 7

It is not as clear as it used to be Because of Light Pollution from Big Cities and Large Towns The Moon isn't even as clear On a clear night you can see the Galilean Planets Saturn Jupiter, Mars, Venus and even sometimes Mercury I saw Mercury once at early dusk But out in the countryside, up in Mountains or far out at sea That's where Stars really come to life As your eyes get used to the darkness, even the Milky Way comes into View and it is fantastic sight, stretching across the sky from North to South The Southern Hemisphere is not so lucky being turned away from the Galactic centre Our Solar System Orbits Our Galactic Centre at 90 degrees to the Galactic Plane Pluto and Uranus would only see it in their Summer With Binoculars you can even make out individual Stars and even some of the dust that litters the Interior


The when is anytime. The where is in the night sky, far away from the lights of any town, city and highway.


This time of year, you have to wait until Sagittarius, Altair and most of Cygnus is above your horizon, is above the horizon to see the summer Milky Way. You also need dark skies, relatively low light pollution and good seeing. You also need to have enough sense NOT to go outside for very long when the wind chill is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. 3 or 4 hours before dawn. Not all "stars" are in the Milky Way galaxy. Andromeda I (M31) is a naked eye "star". The winter Milky Way is a lot harder to see because we are at the outer edge and are "in" it. Look toward Orion.


You're part of the milky way so you can't see it whole. Idk where you thought it was.


As our Solar System is in the Milky Way you can look up at the sky 24/7 and you can see the Milky Way, or parts of it.

John: https

https://www.space.com/26901-milky-way-summer-observing-tips.html And I beg to differ that any old time is as good as any other time. I got up to vape at 2am in the mountains at 7,000 feet two summers ago. And there was the core of our galaxy in all of it's splendor, directly overhead. I went and got my sleepy wife - "THIS you gotta see!". She still thanks me for that night.


Assuming you mean the Milky Way galaxy, almost everything you can possibly see is part of it. Because we're IN it! However, we are out towards one edge, so what you CAN see is an area in the sky where the stars are more crowded and stretching in a broad fuzzy line across the sky - that is in the direction towards the middle of the Milky Way. It helps to be further south as that's where that direction is, but you can see it at night from just about anywhere. The big help is to be somewhere really DARK. The stars that make up this fuzzy line are further away than the closer named ones so you need proper darkness to get a good view of it. I've seen it best when I've been away camping somewhere away from cities. Just for fun, the ancient Greeks named it "galaxias" because that's the word for "milky" and they imagined it as the goddess Hera's breast milk squirted across the sky. Once upon a time it was THE galaxy because it's almost impossible to see any others without a telescope, then when it became apparent there are many others, our galaxy needed a name and it had already been called the Milky Way just to put the Greek into English. There is a milk chocolate bar in the UK called Galaxy - makes sense, doesn't it?

Jeffrey K

Nighttime Anywhere

vignesh v

near sea shore we can see milky way and take photograph on this and enjoy


we are inm the milky way galaxy, just use a telescope ay night and you will be able to see it


Anywhere and at anytime of the night

Tom S

In a clear, dark, night sky.

Donut Tim

Every star that you see in the sky is part of the Milky Way. The Earth and everything and everyone on it is also part of the Milky Way.


I enclosed a picture of the winter Milky Way, its the diagonal white band that starts on the left side. By the way the fuzzy looking object on the bottom of the picture is the Andromeda Galaxy. This picture was taken on Dec. 4th of last year in rural Maine.


On a clear night, look up, way up.


At night from planet earth.

Toni Parr

Look up any night.


You can see Milky Way in your local corner store or at the supermarket in the candy/snacks area. You can see it anytime a store is open