The Emu in the Sky

If you look up into the sky tonight, you can still spot the Emu in the Sky. You’ve almost certainly been looking at it all your life, but you’ve probably never seen it.

Emu in the Sky

The Emu is stretched across one of the most familiar objects in the night sky, the Milky Way. Look closely at the the Southern Cross and you’ll see its head as a dark smudge tucked near the bottom left hand corner of the constellation. Its neck passes between the two pointer stars, and its dark body stretches the length of our luminous galaxy.

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The Emu in the Sky has featured in Aboriginal storytelling for thousands of years.

Many different language groups have their own interpretation of the Emu’s heavenly fate, along with a rich and diverse range of stories about mallee fowl, parrots, fish, stingrays, hunters, men, women, girls and boys.

Above excerpt is from the following link: ABC Science Beginners Guide to the Night Sky I took the photo panorama by the side of the Hume highway On the outskirts of a town called Yarra, New South Wales.

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