archive: SETI RE: [ASTRO] Milky Way

SETI RE: [ASTRO] Milky Way

Larry Klaes ( )
Fri, 2 Oct 1998 16:57:15 -0400

These maps should help you find out where we are in the
cosmic scheme of things: :^)


From: Arnaldo Arnal
Sent: Friday, October 02, 1998 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ASTRO] Milky Way

At 12:39 PM 10/2/98 -0400, Clouseau wrote:
>I have two very simple questions. Which arm of the Milky Way are we in
>and which arm do we see when looking up from a dark location?

It seems to be that our Sun is located on a short arm called the Orion arm.
Regarding to what we see, there are two arms that we "see". During the
summer months we see at the Sagittarius arm, the portion of the Milky Way
which extends from Sagittarius to Scorpius. By winter, looking away from
the galactic center, we see at the Perseus arm.

Arnaldo Arnal.
Caracas, Venezuela
10d N 67d W (UT-4hrs)