Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Teapot Pouring Milky Way Into The Rio Grande


This constellation is Sagittarius the Archer, which looks like a teapot. The center of our galaxy is just to the right of the constellation. As it sets, the teapot looks like it's pouring Milky Way onto the horizon. This picture was made after they had turned the river off for the year, so it's mostly sandbar, but you can see a star reflection in the remaining water at bottom-center.