Milky way arms and the position of the Earth

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I've been trying to understand why we see different milky way arms depending on where we are on Earth and what time of year it is. I've been googling and I can't find an answer. Can anyone explain this to me? If you have a picture handy that would really help.

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I just answered my own question. Ive been trying to relate it to the earths tilt but it has to do with our position around the sun. duh.
 
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I just answered my own question. Ive been trying to relate it to the earths tilt but it has to do with our position around the sun. duh.
In other words, the same reason we see different stars at night depending on the time of year.
 
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