About The Milky Way Core

The Milky Way actually exists around us from our vantage point on Earth; however, the Milky Way that most people refer to is actually the Milky Way core, and it is not visible all year round at night as the Earth is not perfectly centered within the Milky Way. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, you can see the Milky Way core at night from February/March before sunrise. During the summer months, the Milky Way core is visible nearly all night long. In September/October, the Milky Way is well-risen by the time the sun comes up and sets during the night. Also, for those in the northern hemisphere, the Milky Way rises in the southeast and sets in the southwest. For those in the southern hemisphere, the direction is similar, but more of the core can be seen at once.