Lagoon and Trifid nebulaeamongst the Galactic Centre

It is the centre of our own galaxy, however it still takes light emitted from it around 27,000 years to reach us. By comparison it takes 8 minutes 20 seconds for light from our own sun to reach us and just 1.3 seconds from our moon. Our galaxy is just one of many, a scale that is truly mind boggling.

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