Nature has been very generous with us all. Except for giving us the wonderful eyesight to enjoy so many unforgettable landscapes, the night sky is also there to help. The Milky Way galaxy that also contains our planet is giving us unforgettable images of the night sky. If the sky is clear enough, you can see part of the galaxy itself, along with numerous beautiful stars of different sizes.
The Milky Way galaxy is unfathomably huge. It contains hundreds of billions of stars, including our Sun. And who knows how many other planets! Although only about 4,000 exoplanets had been confirmed by astronomers (planets from other solar systems), common sense tells us that most stars should have planets orbiting around them.
Most stars in the Universe are grouped together in galaxies. Those galaxies usually have supermassive black holes at their centers, meaning cosmic monsters that also have primordial roles in the existence of the stars themselves.
But regardless of how wonderful and intriguing galaxies are, as they reveal the glory and majesty of God, spotting both a portion of the Milky Way in the same landscape with the Golden Gate Bridge was impossible. But not anymore.
Thanks to a curious and ambitious photographer, spotting the two structures from San Francisco, one made by humans and the other one made by God, is now possible. Check it out below:
To get another idea about how huge the Milky Way galaxy is, you should bear in mind that it has an estimated diameter of roughly 100,000 light-years across. That means that you would spend 100,000 years from one extreme point to the opposite one if you miraculously find a way to travel at the speed of light.
The Milky Way is huge, but consider this: there are trillions of other galaxies discovered in the Universe. Each of them has billions of stars. This can only mean that the Universe is far larger and more exciting than any of us would ever be able to imagine.