in the heat of night
under Andromeda skies
we dream of love
In about four billion years it is predicted that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy will collide. Since we probably won’t be around it doesn’t matter much, but I found it interesting. The picture below shows what this might look like. The last picture is over 7 billion years time.
The Andromeda galaxy can be located by finding Cassiopeia – the large w in the sky. Then follow the point of the deeper v to the Andromeda Galaxy. It should be visible with binoculars or if away from light pollution with the naked eye.