These are photos from my one night cruise through Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. Fiordland National Park is New Zealand's rawest wilderness area of jagged mountains and forests. It was cloudy and rainy in the evening so the sky was not clear enough to see the Fiordland's pristine skies. The Southern Cross and Milky Way can be seen on a clear night. You have to be in the Southern Hemisphere to see Crux – the Southern Cross – in all its glory. Bluish Acrux, aka Alpha Crucis, is its brightest star. I will probably never have the opportunity again. Rain, Rain why didn't you go away?
Constellation Crux photo by Christopher J Picking in New Zealand.