The famous Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The painting Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous icons of the night sky ever created.

The scene was painted by Vincent van Gogh in southern France in 1889. The swirling style of Starry Night appears, to many, to make the night sky come alive.

Although van Gogh frequently portrayed real settings in his paintings, art historians do not agree on precisely what stars and planets are being depicted in Starry Night.

The original Starry Night painting hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, USA.

source APOD