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A view of the sky seen in visible light from the Digitized Sky Survey. The Sun’s position on December 21st, 2012 is plotted. This cannot be directly observed on this date since the Sun’s brightness lights up the sky making it much brighter than the stars. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley/World Wide Telescope)
A view of the sky seen in visible light from the Digitized Sky Survey. The Sun’s position on December 21st, 2012 is plotted. This cannot be directly observed on this date since the Sun’s brightness lights up the sky making it much brighter than the stars. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley/World Wide Telescope)