Summer Milky Way From Pointe de Trévignon, France.
The photograph was taken on August 13, 2007. The view is toward the south, from the constellation of Sagittarius (near the horizon) to the constellation of Cygnus (at top, close to the zenith). Dark interstellar clouds of dust and dark gas provide a sharp contrast with the brighter areas of the Milky Way, which are regions rich in stars. The dazzling red blotch at bottom is the Penfret Island lighthouse.