The sun emitted 3 mid-level solar flares on July 22-23, 2016. This is what NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory saw.
Image via NASA/SDO
Three of the 5 planets are easy to see. Two aren’t so easy. Charts and info here that can help you see all 5 planets together in late July and early August, 2016.
Not all experts agree that the white whale spotted off Australia’s east coast on Tuesday was the beloved Migaloo. But most are adamant it was.
Rare white whale - believed to be the whale known as Migaloo - making its way northward along the Australian coast on July 26, 2016. Video still via @7NewsQueensland on Twitter.
Fun time to see a last quarter moon: just after it rises, shortly after midnight. Then the lighted portion points downward, to the sun below your feet.
The moon was almost exactly at last quarter when Jenney Disimon in Sabah, North Borneo captured this photo on July 27, 2016 (5:30 a.m. local time, or July 26 at 21:30 UTC).
There’s a curious lack of big craters on the dwarf planet Ceres, largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Why?
A 1,600-foot (500-meter) dish called FAST – in southwest China – is now the world’s largest radio telescope. It’s expected to be fully operational in September.
Most Unidentified Flying Objects aren’t unidentified at all. Here’s a list of natural and human-made objects in the sky that people frequently mistake for UFOs.
An experimental rocket test over Scandinavia in 2009, which triggered many UFO reports. Read more about this photo.
A new time-lapse video from New Zealand, showing both its dramatic landscape and the sky above. It’s called “The Edge of Perception.”
Outburst – perhaps 200 meteors an hour – predicted for 2016 Perseid meteor shower. Peak night August 11-12, but watch on the nights leading up to the peak, too.
Photo by Jack Fusco