How to Photograph the Milky Way

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Photographing the Milky Way can be challenging, especially during daylight hours. There's also a difference depending on where you are located, as the Milky Way looks different in North America than it does in Europe. You might think that doesn't make sense since both are in the Northern hemisphere, but the proof is in the photos below.

I'll show you the easiest way to capture the Milky Way no matter where you are located, and all you need is a regular camera or phone to take the pictures.

*Milky Way photo from Upsplash

Step 1: Approximate Location

The first step is to find the approximate location of the Milky Way. This can be more difficult than it seems as there is a lot of debris in this space.

Aside from other nougaty delights there are terrestrial garbage like Bounty that have no place being in the company of Milky Way.

Step 2: Your Terrestrial Location

It should come as no surprise that your geographical location will change your experience of the Milky Way. The Milky Way in America will look similar but different than the Milky Way in Europe. It's important to be aware of this difference so you don't get confused when searching.

In order to take good photos of the Milky Way, isolate it from its surroundings. This will allow you to get a good viewing experience and examine the properties of the Milky Way.

Step 3: Sample

Seems like the biggest difference in viewing the Milky Way from either side of the pond is the addition of caramel in the American version.

Whichever Milky Way you have, know that this heavenly body is tasty no matter where it comes from.

April Fools', and happy Pranksgiving :)

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    demosthien

    15 days ago

    The American Milky Way looks suspiciously similar to a Mars... Bar. Methinks the angle of the Earth at that geographic location means they may have made an error in classification.

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    randofo

    16 days ago

    What size camera do I need to be holding?