Monday, 26 February 2018

Guardians of the Galactic Jewel Box

The Southern Cross
guards the opening carved in the heavens
by the galactic arm of the Milky Way stretching far across the night sky.

A silk cut on velvet black
bleeding constellations of colour
into our eyes staring in awe from the edge of Fish River Canyon.

© Sheila Ash, 2018


Notes:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewel_Box_(star_cluster)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crux

If you want to see a picture of the southern sky from the canyon take a look at the following photo http://www.skyandtelescope.com/online-gallery/southern-milky-way-namibia/ from Photographer Jean-Claude Merlin jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Much better than my camera and photographic skills which could only manage https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesjaspers/11426253673/in/album-72157638711336556

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