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What galaxy can people in the southern hemisphere see?


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2010-10-06 19:49:13
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Our home Galaxy is the Milky way Galaxy.

It is in the form of a disk of stars with a blob of stars in the centre.

Our Solar system is near the junction of blob and disk, and the Southern Hemisphere looks towards the blob, which appears as a great glittering band across the night sky.

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People do talk about them. You probably live in the northern hemisphere, so the Northern Lights are more relevant there. In the southern hemisphere, people would be talking about the Southern Lights, as that is what they might be able to see. Where they are, they would not be talking about the Northern Lights.

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