Can you see the Milky Way’s shadow?

Can you see the Milky Way's shadow?

Can you see the Milky Way’s shadow?

There are some sensations about dark sky places around the the world. In this peacefully looking wide-angle panoramatic shot of the Milky Way over the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of them can be pretty easily seen. While stargazing, the man in the bottom part (me) leans on a car in the middle of (almost nowhere) and on the desertian ground under the car you can spot a shadow. Indeed, this shadow is caused by only source of light in the sky – the lights coming from the stars, planet Jupiter, and especially bright core of the Milky Way. Capturing/spotting a shadow under large objects during moonless night is quite less and less common due to artificial light pollution and so people mostly consider it as a myth. However, not myth a at all! Best places for witnessing the Milky Way’s shadow are, certainly, on the southern hemisphere, where the brightest parts of Milky Way culminate very high in the sky. In this case, just below the summit of ESO Paranal Observatory. Captured on 4 July 2019, used Canon 6D Baader BCF modified, Samyang 12 mm, Vixen Polarie, panorama from tripod.