Evening photo: Star-gazing in Kenya

The Southern Cross, Milky Way, Large Magellanic Cloud and Carina Nebula, viewed from Kenya. Credit Babak Tafreshi/National Geographic Society.

There is an attached article at The New York Times about superior star-gazing in the southern hemisphere:

The Dutch-American astronomer Bart Bok used to say: “The Southern Hemisphere holds all the good stuff.” He was probably referring to the fact that we have “the two best globular clusters, the largest and brightest naked-eye external galaxies, the largest diffuse nebula, the largest dark nebula and a Milky Way bright enough under our dark transparent skies to cast shadows during certain times of the year,” in the words of the journalist Luke Dodd.

Travelling to the southern hemisphere to star-gaze is beyond the reach of this non-elite prole.