When and where on earth do we get the best view of the Milky Way?
I believe it helps
- if it is night
- if it is winter
- to look in the direction of the galaxy center
I think that this information from wikipedia:
The Galactic plane is inclined by about 60 degrees to the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth's orbit).
is needed, but I can still not figure it out.
I am hoping to get a general sense of what to expect when and where, so that I can make sure to enjoy the view on future travels.
Edit: From the answer of @Johannes and corresponding comment of @WetSavannaAnimal aka Rod Vance, I believe that a good time and place is December to February on the southern hemisphere. So what is the optimum? New years eve on the South pole?