Originally Posted by maher_tyler
I know. However, Sirius, the brightest Star in the sky is a Star and not a galaxy.
True. One star among all those billions of lights is a star. All the rest visible to the naked eye are galaxies. It's awesome to me.
Except for the Milky Way, of course. The Milky Way is our own galaxy, hence it's so prominent.
It's so prominent because we are way out on one of the Milky Way's spiral arms, way out there on the spiral arm, that's why the Milky Way moves across the sky from season to season, we rotate around it. Awesome we're just a tiny speck on a spiral arm of one galaxy among billions of galaxies.
EDIT: We don't rotate around the Milky Way, it's the rotation of the Earth that makes it look that way. We're just way out on one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy.