Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a small, irregular galaxy that is very close to our own Milky Way Galaxy, at about 179,000 lightyears from us. The Large Magellanic Cloud is in the constellation Dorado and can (sometimes) be seen with the unaided eye from places south of 30 degrees north latitude.

The Large Magellanic Cloud (abbreviation LMC) is called "Nubecula Major" in Latin.