Cocktail Astronomy | Andromeda on the Rocks

Image credit: Chrisian Fattinnanzi

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

This week's Cocktail Astronomy comes from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day and is titled Andromeda on the Rocks. Normally when cocktailing, one's sight tends to get a little on the short side...if not full on blurry. But in this photo, you can actually see at least 2.5 million LIGHT YEARS away. That's because the Andromeda galaxy appears in this photo as a small blurry oval in the top center area and it happens to be 2.5 million light years away. Andromeda is probably not an object you'll be able to see on the average night but it the little factoid on its distance from Earth, that can be offered up on any occasion.

Cocktail pairing: the Blue Lagoon